Morris Robinson Silver Box with Turquoise

Artist: Morris Robinson (1900-1987)
Dimensions: 6 1/2″L x 3″W x 1 1/2″”H
Tribe: Hopi
Signed: Hallmark with H and serpent
Stone: Natural Turquoise
Material: Silver
Price: Not For Sale

As seen in the Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes book (pages 22 & 23)

In the first half of the twentieth century, Hopi silverware resembled that of the neighboring Navajo. In the early years of his career, Hopi silversmith Morris Robinson worked in that style, producing jewelry and boxes for Vaughn’s Indian Shop, which later became Fred Wilson’s Trading Post in Phoenix. Robinson would later become a recognized artist in the overlay technique.