This gorgeous museum quality sterling silver box with lid and four legs, 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 box measures 3-1/8 inch by 2-7/8 inch and 2-3/8 inch tall. It weighs about about 166 grams (5.85 ounces). The top of the box is set with a natural Kingman turquoise stone. The stone is about 3/4 inch by 5/8 inch. The box is covered with complex, detailed deeply stamped designs on all sides, top and the bottom. There is a stamped silver latch to keep the box closed.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked Sunshine Reeves and Sterling by the artist on the bottom of the box and also inside the lid.
This is a collector quality sterling silver box 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.