Kenneth Begay Silver Box with Turquoise


Artist: Kenneth Begay (1913-1977)
Dimensions: 5”L x 3 1/4”W x 1”H
Tribe: Navajo
Signed: KB
Stone: Natural Turquoise
Material: Sterling Silver
Price: $8,500.00

As seen in the Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes book (Page 77)

The multiple settings of turquoise on this box has become an essential part of the design.

Considered to be the father of modern Navajo silverware, Kenneth Begay received his early training in a silversmithing program at Fort Wingate, New Mexico, where one of his instructors was Fred Peshlakai. Later, after becoming a partner in the White Hogan shop in Scottsdale, Arizona, Begay conceived of and created a line of Southwest-inspired mid-century modern silverware and jewelry. Clean lines and ingenuity typify his work; he was one of the first silversmiths to incorporate local ironwood into his designs.

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