Preston Monongye Silver Cylinder with Bisbee Turquoise

Artist: Preston Monongye (1927-1987)
Dimensions: 2 1/2″W x 3″H
Tribe: Hopi/Pueblo
Signed: Peyote Bird hallmark in lid
Stone: Bisbee Turquoise
Material: Sterling Silver with ironwood interior

As seen in Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes (Pages 136 & 137)

Elegant Vessels Book

Using the overlay technique established at Hopi, a silver sheath has been fashioned to tightly fit over the wood body of this unique box, whose top has been set with three baroque Bisbee turquoise cabochons.

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