Kenneth Begay Silver Box
Artist: Kenneth Begay (1913-1977)
Dimensions: 4 3/4″L x 3″W x 1 1/4″H
Signed: KB, Sterling, White Hogan hallmark, handmade, and original design
Material: Sterling Silver
As seen in Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes (Pages 122-123)
This box and those on pages 120-123 are the work of master silversmith Kenneth Begay. 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 parent 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.
See artist bio and other works
Please use the form below to contact the gallery about this box.