Geometric Scrolls in Silver Overlay

Hopi Jewelry

Geometric Scrolls in Silver Overlay, Jewelry by   Hopi Jewelry
  • Hopi overlay cuff links
  • Hopi overlay
Marked Down $135.00
Gallery Price $195.00
Title
Geometric Scrolls in Silver Overlay
Artist
Hopi Jewelry
Medium
Sterling silver
Troy ounces
.25 troy ounces
Size
5/8" height X 5/8" width
Signed
Hallmark on one cuff link is obscured by solder on verso
Condition
Excellent
Provenance
CC
Gram weight
7.9 grams
About The Geometric Scrolls in Silver Overlay

Hallmark is not legible, but workmanship is meticulous.

Clean, classic and yet utterly unique!

About Hopi Jewelry
"Hopi silver jewelry has been crafted over a period of 100 plus years, beginning just before 1900 and continuing today. By the mid-1930's some of the silversmiths had begun to mark their jewelry with a personal stamp referred to as a silvermark, but is commonly called a hallmark by collectors. Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton in the late 1930's sought to encourage Hopi silversmiths. She stated "There is only one way to make Hopi silversmithing worthwhile, it must be different from any other Indian silversmithing. They must produce Hopi silver, not Navajo, Pueblo, or Zuni. . . using only Hopi design. Overlay, as used in Hopi silverwork, is basically a piece of silver with a design cut out of it--a negative design. . . The silver that is left after the design has been cut out of it is the part used. This piece is soldered onto a sheet of plain silver and the inside of the design oxidized to show up black against the polished silver." Hopi Silver The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing by Margaret Nickelson Wright
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Cultures

American Indian, Hopi

Medium

Jewelry

Subject

Keywords

Hopi cuff links, Hopi overlay cuff links, Hopi overlay