Navajo Silversmith Roland Dixson

Navajo silversmith and artist Roland Dixson produces traditional sterling silver pieces with excellent stampwork.

Roland Dixson Naja Pendant

Roland Dixson Naja Pendant

Characteristics of his style include scalloped edges with deeply domed centers.

Roland Dixson belt buckle with scalloped edges

Roland Dixson belt buckle with scalloped edges

The stamping is deep, intricate and not repetitive from piece to piece. He also incorporates repousse as evidenced in the photo showing the back of the buckle.

Roland Dixson buckle back showing evidence of repousse

Roland Dixson buckle back showing evidence of repousse

Repousse is a technique whereby metal is hammered into relief from the reverse side.

From the pieces that have come through our store, it appears that Roland Dixson uses only natural, untreated turquoise. Here is his hallmark.

Roland Dixson hallmark

Roland Dixson hallmark

I don’t know much about this artist so if anyone has any biographical information, I’d love to hear it.

Paula

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6 thoughts on “Navajo Silversmith Roland Dixson

  1. I was wondering if you might have any information on a hallmark “plateroine Navajo”. I have looked through my books and googled it and all I find is lots of his or their jewelry for sale. Thanks for your help.

    JMP

  2. I have a buckle by Roland Dixson; it is one of the first pieces I ever bought for my collection. I love his work. The buckle is traditional revival with something applied to give it that old look with what looks like a Royston Turquoise cab in the center. Exceptional. I have not seen much more of his work around. The buckle pictured in this article is gorgeous and unique.

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