This gorgeous museum quality sterling silver wedding vase was created by the ever popular, award winning Navajo artist, Daniel Sunshine Reeves. Daniel works in the Navajo revival style, which he has helped create and evolve. Sunshine has moved beyond jewelry making and now also makes silver vases, platters, bowls, candlesticks, lanterns, canteens, flasks and more! His work just keeps getting better and better, in terms of his artistry, craftsmanship and quality!
The wedding vase measures 5-1/2 inches tall by 3 inches wide at the widest point wide. It weighs about about 205 grams (7.23 ounces). The wedding vase is covered with complex, detailed deeply stamped designs on all sides and the bottom.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by the artist on the bottom.
This is a collector quality wedding vase from one of America's premier Navajo silversmiths. Because of his world-wide popularity, it is becoming more & more difficult to find Sunshine Reeve's jewelry.
Renowned Navajo silversmith Daniel Sunshine Reeves has won many awards for his work and has exhibited in shows and museums throughout the country. Sunshine, along with his brother Gary and half-brothers, Darrel and Andy Cadman, learned the silver smith craft from his father and older brother. As the Cadmans and Reeves all apprenticed together, they show a great deal of similarity in their work intricate stamp work and their use of high quality stones. While each artist has his own individual style, they all share an affinity for complex engraved and hand stamped geometric designs and they are all a part of recreating and popularizing the old Navajo designs of the early 20th century. They call their style Navajo Revival Style.
Symbolism of the Wedding Vase: The two spouts represent the separate lives of the bride and groom, which are united by the bridge at the top. The groom's parents provide the wedding vase for use in the ceremony. On the day of the wedding, the vase is filled with holy water and given to the bride. She drinks from one side and the groom drinks from the other.