Kenneth Begay Silver Box with Turquoise

Artist: Kenneth Begay (1913-1977)
Dimensions: 7 1/4”L x 2 1/2”W x 1 1/2”H
Tribe: Navajo
Signed: Sterling, White Hogan hallmark, KB & Handmade
Stone: Natural Turquoise
Material: Sterling Silver
Price: Not For Sale

As seen in the Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes book (Page 121)

Considered to be the father of modern Navajo silverware, 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.

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