Takala, Jason – Large Double Overlay Silver Swirling Clouds and 14K Gold Moon Seedpot

4" diameter

$ 2,800.00

Jason Takala has long been one of the most sought-after Hopi jewelers creating the classic double overlay.  Each piece is creatively designed and then cut out of sterling silver or gold and then soldered to the second piece of silver.  As long as I have known Jason, he has been fascinated with making “pottery” in silver.  This is one of his larger and more complex seedpots.  The seedpot itself is made up of two pieces of silver soldered together to make the “vessel”. The design on the top is a double overlay of silver on silver.  This piece is tightly carved with three swirling clouds with rain designs.  Near the opening are small 14k Gold moon designs.  The imagery is reminiscent of traditional Hopi-Tewa pottery designs.  The background area that is black is also stamped with design and then oxidized black.  It is a piece of exceptional complexity in design and technique.  It is stamped on the back with his signature hallmark.