Native American and Southwestern Silver Hallmarks
This comprehensive reference guide is 8 1/2" x 11" and 507 pages, and is the product of many years of research. The book identifies Native American silversmith or designer hallmarks on silver, and includes over 4000 silversmith or shop entries and more than 5600 images or photographs of their hallmarks. Most silversmith entries include a brief bio. The book covers 73 Indian tribes, including Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, Rio Grande pueblos and much more. The book describes the history of hallmarks on Native American silver, including those of The Indian Arts and Crafts Board, The United Indian Traders Association, The Hopi Silver Craft Guild, The Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild and The Zuni Craftsmen Cooperative Association. There are sections on Trader Codes and how to date Southwestern silver. The section on hallmark symbols includes over 800 photographs. The book is fully indexed and cross-referenced...the collector and dealer "go-to" reference!
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