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Hallmarks of the Southwest (Luftwaffe Profile Series,) Hardcover – January 1, 2000
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Naturally, not every craftsman can be represented in such a comprehensive work, and complicating this is that not every piece is stamped with identifying marks. (Some of my favorite jewelry isn't stamped at all, even with "Sterling.") Many of the references are a carry-over from the first edition; since silversmithing is often a family tradition, certian respected craftsmen working today may not be represented but their families are.
It's a valuable overview, and leaves the reader [me, at least] wanting more.
Contents include signature initials, nicknames and given names, symbols (used in signatures) and tribal affiliation, as well as unidentified (at time of publication) marks. Also includes shop marks, as well as marks of fetish carvers, pottery makes and rug and basket weavers.
This is an excellent overview reference, and gives cross reference sites, and a bibliography of sources dating from 1946 to 1982, as well as a short profile of the author's extensive collaboration and expertise in the general field of Native American Art.
It would be a bonus if the author could compile an edition of signatures and other attributions for the years post 2000. But realize research time for such an edition would be considerable since there is an increasing number of recognized Native American artists each year as popularity and recognition of the importance this art increases.
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This book has been extremely helpful in identifying makers marks. It does not have photos of the marks, though, which I wish it did. It has drawings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wintermoon
am very satisfied. Goods arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. ThanksPublished 5 months ago by Carmen Hernandez
Great reference book for any buyer, seller, or collector of Southwest jewelry, art, rugs, or baskets.Published 6 months ago by Kraylen Miholer
Great book, great reference when trying to find maker of your Native American jewelry. A must have for a seller or collector.Published 7 months ago by Patricia Viera
A must have for anyone with a passion for Southwest jewelry ! I wish I had it before I started collecting !Published 9 months ago by rodero