Paul Saufkie Silver Box with Overlay

Artist: Paul Saufkie (1898-1993)
Dimensions: 3”L x 2 1/4”W x 1 1/4”H
Tribe: Hopi
Signed: Hopi Guild hallmark and Paul Saufkie Hallmark
Stone: None
Material: Silver

As seen in Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes (Page 113 & 115)

Elegant Vessels Book

In 1938, the Museum of Northern Arizona introduced a program to teach Hopi artists the silver overlay technique, in which they could reproduce their pottery designs. This allowed Hopi jewelers to break away from the earlier Navajo approach and designs. The pottery design on this box was executed by Paul Saufkie using this process.

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