Diné Sterling Silver Deep Bowl Ashtray with Raincloud Designs

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Silver Objects
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver
  • Size: 3” x 2-⅜”
  • Item # C4281.45
  • Price: $250.00

This almost round Diné sterling silver ashtray is elegant in its simplicity.  The design around the rim is comprised of a continuous band of rain clouds. In the center of the bowl the design is a beautiful spray that has a kaleidoscope feel—it would change design if you rotated it.  Of course, it does not change, but the feeling is there. This is a very well designed bowl. Two cigarette holders were added with radiating designs of their own.


Condition: this Diné Sterling Silver Deep Bowl Ashtray with Raincloud Designs is in very good condition

Provenance: from the extensive collection of silver objects from a client in Washington, DC

Recommended Reading:

Masterworks and Eccentricities: The Druckman Collection

- Navajo and Pueblo Jewelry and Metalwork 1880-1950 by Robert Bauver

Relative Links: Diné of the Navajo NationSouthwest Indian Jewelry: Silver ObjectsFred Harvey

Alternate view of the side of this silver dish.


Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Silver Objects
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver
  • Size: 3” x 2-⅜”
  • Item # C4281.45
  • Price: $250.00

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