Ike Wilson Silver Box with Mosaic Inlay
Artist: Ike Wilson (1900-1942)
Dimensions: 6″L x 5”W x 3”H
Signed: Bow and Arrow hallmark on base
Additional Info: Featured in The C. G. Wallace Collection of American Indian Art (Page 46)
Price: Not For Sale
As seen in the Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes book (Page 92-95 and cover)
This extraordinary box is, at this point, the only known example in which an artist has incorporated decorative sections of stamped silver as integral components of an entire design that has otherwise been constructed of stone mosaic. In this case, the silverware was identified by C. G. Wallace as the work of Ike Wilson in 1942. This box was sufficiently impressive that it was retained by C. G. Wallace as part of his private collection until it ultimately sold at the 1975 auction as lot 242 (Sotheby Parks Bernet 1975).