Takala, Jason – “Phases of the Moon” Large Double Overlay Silver & 14K Gold Seedpot

5" diameter

$ 4,200.00

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 has a star on the top and the four phases of the moon in gold.  Surrounding it are three rows of carved Hopi designs.  Each of the 52 smaller panels is different!  It is not just technically difficult but a very creative piece!  The background area that is black is also stamped with the 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.

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