Navajo Sterling Silver Rectangular Lidded Stamped Box [SOLD]

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Silver Objects
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver
  • Size: 2” x 1-⅜” x ½” deep
  • Item # C4281.23
  • SOLD

This box is stamped on the underside with an arrow that has a trailing line attached.  We have not determined to which artist this symbol belongs.  The box was obviously made by an experienced silversmith.  This Navajo silver pill box is stamped on the underside with an arrow that has a trailing line attached.  We have not determined to which artist this symbol belongs. The box was obviously made by an experienced silversmith.  The corners are crisp and square and the sidewalls were expertly soldered to the silver bottom. The lid has a short lip on all four sides.

The design on the lid is, as one would expect, very structured and balanced in the manner with which Diné artisans perform all tasks.  The stamped designs quite naturally resemble a Navajo rug pattern. The lid is attached to the box with two handmade hinges and there is a secure clasp for the lid.  All four side walls were stamped with semi-circle sun rays.


Condition: this Navajo Sterling Silver Rectangular Lidded Stamped Box is in very good condition

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

Recommended Reading:

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

Masterworks and Eccentricities: The Druckman Collection

Beesh Ligaii In Balance: The Besser Collection Of Navajo And Pueblo Silverwork by John Torres-Nez

Relative Links: Diné of the Navajo NationSouthwest Indian Jewelry: Silver Objects

Alternate view of this Navajo stamped silver pill box.


Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Silver Objects
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver
  • Size: 2” x 1-⅜” x ½” deep
  • Item # C4281.23
  • SOLD

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