LOT 120 - Ralph Tawangyaouma (1906-1973) - Set of Eight Hopi Silver Spoons with Stamped Designs c. 1940s (J9367)
- Circa: 1940
Largest spoon is 83g and measures 8.5" x 2.5". Medium sized spoon is 50g and measures 7" x 1.5". Smallest spoons are 35g each and measure 6.5" x 1.25". Acquired from a private collection in Arizona. Owner is the daughter of the silversmith who created this piece, Ralph Tawangyaouma (1906-1973), Hopi Pueblo, Corn Clan. He was the husband of Caroline Tawangyaouma and first cousin of Pierce Kewanwytewa. Ralph is remembered as one of the finest traditional Hopi silversmiths and is valued among collectors. Ralph was also a Two-Horn Priest, and led a very spiritual Hopi life. He witnessed the split at Oraibi in 1906 and was among the traditional leaders, to include Yukiuma and Dan Katchongva, who established Hotevilla. These spoons were made by Ralph Tawangyaouma for his wife, Caroline, and include her initials "C.H.T." as a hallmark. This item is reserved for our online auction on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 9:00 am MST/PDT via LiveAuctioneers.com and will last approximately 2-3 hours. This auction is listed under Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction. This auction This will be a computer online auction and will be posted on LiveAuctioneers.com soon. NOTE SHIPPING HANDLING TIME: Please allow a handling time of 1 to 3 weeks for your item(s) to be shipped. In gallery pick up date starts May 19th by appointment. STARTING PRICE $1,500. ESTIMATE $2,500 - $3,500. The starting price is the reserve minimum and the object can sell for this low amount. The estimate is the price that we feel is a reasonable gallery value. If you have any questions about this lot, please feel free to call us or email. Each lot shows additional images, condition reports, and provenance. Please review all images. NOTE FEES CHARGED: 1. Our buyer's premium is 25% for winning bids under $100,000 and 20% for winning bids at $100,000 and above. 2. There is a surcharge of 3% for all credit card transactions. 3. US sales tax is charged on all purchases except for buyers (a) with a current resale license (b) shipping address to sales tax exempt state (Alaska (certain jurisdictions), Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware), (c) international buyers. 4. We charge for shipping. For all 50 domestic states in the USA, please refer to the flat rate shipping fee added to this item. If you win more than one lot, we will combine the shipping fee for you. For countries outside of the USA, a shipping fee will be added based on the destination, and the buyer is responsible for VAT/import fees.