Navajo Silver Box with Zuni Inlaid Dog and Bird Motif
Dimensions: 7 1/8”L x 5 3/4”W x 3 1/2”H
Tribe: Navajo/ Zuni
Additional Info: Part of the C. G. Wallace Collection
As seen in the Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes book (Page 90 & 91)
This piece, undoubtedly commissioned for a duck hunter, features a carved-shell hunting dog pointing out its quarry that has been realistically rendered in low relief. Two mosaic mallards appear, out of harm’s way, at the lower left and upper right atop of this ornately stamped silver box. Although no information as to the identity of the carver accompanies this piece, it is likely the work of Leo and Daisy Poblano.