Ivan Dominic Kee (1936 - 1982); my very nice and talented uncle, highly regarded for his smithing and leather works. I have good memories of him when I was just a toddler, at home and the White Hogan.
Ivan Kee hallmark

Ivan Kee designed saddle leatherwork and crafted entire sterling silver buckles and trimmings /
I took this photo way back during public display, I hope to update photo with trip to the Museum of Northern Arizona sometime soon / this photo circa early 70s
sterling silver & Bisbee turquoise salad serving set
photo source: "Jewelry by Southwest American Indians Evolving Designs" by Nancy N. Schiffer
page 219; copyright 1990
Beautifully crafted ring in 14k gold set with Indian Mountain turquoise /
photo courtesy of  Gene Waddell; Waddell Trading Company of Scottsdale, Arizona /
www.waddelltradingco.com
very nice multi stone dangle earrings in sterling silver by uncle Ivan / photos courtesy of ebay's "redemtion" / www.ebay.com (redemtion)(2855)wonderful handcrafted sterling silver stamped with turquoise belt buckle / photo courtesy of Turkey Mountain Traders / www.turkey-mountain.com a very nice example of my uncle Ivan's stampwork on these sterling silver dangle earrings / photo courtesy of ebay's "lozen_gallery" / www.ebay.com (lozen_gallery)(1832)vintage IK sterling silver multi-stone inlayed bracelet /  
photo courtesy of ebay's "virtual*yard*sales-222" / 
www.ebay.com (virtual*yard*sales-222)(888)nice example of vintage Ivan Kee sterling silver stamped & turquoise earrings / 
photo courtesy of private party
wonderful Ivan Kee handcrafted treasures...
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beautiful Lapis Lazuli pendant in sterling silver / photo courtesy of ebay's "postalpots00" / www.ebay.com (postalpots00)(4085)vintage IK sterling silver bracelet / 
photo courtesy of  ebay's "rusfox" /  www.ebay.com (rusfox)(4463)very nicely crafted sterling silver & Smokey turquoise ring / photos courtesy of ebay's "lozen_gallery" / 
www.ebay.com (lozen_gallery)(1832)under view with hallmarkbeautiful 14K white gold pendant inlayed with Opal /  
photo courtesy of ebay's "sfpotcarrier" / 
www.ebay.com (sfpotcarrier)(98)beautiful vintage sterling silver set with inlayed ironwood pin
photo courtesy of Shiprock Santa Fe of Santa Fe, New Mexico
www.shiprocksantafe.comexcellent detail and craftsmanship in these sterling silver overlay "bear" earrings / 
photo courtesy of Robert Scholnick; ebay's "Antiques by Bubbleking" /
www.ebay.com (bubbleking)(17012)beautifully crafted sterling silver multi-stone inlayed pendant / 
photo courtesy of ebay's "rivercitytraders" / 
www.ebay.com (rivercitytraders)(3539)just a wonderful scenic overlay sterling silver bracelet handmade by uncle Ivan / heavy guage sterling, well worn and appreciated by owner / 
photos courtesy of Mr. Jerry Watson / private collectorside view of IK handcrafted overlay bracelet
more handcrafted treasures...
awesome leather design & crafting of sterling trimmings saddle
Beautiful vintage Ivan Kee sterling silver concho belt buckle, nicely stamped designs onto the heavy sterling sheet / 
photo courtesy of ebay's "estatefresh2u" / 
www.ebay.com (estatefresh2u)(1152)Gorgeous vintage Ivan Kee sterling silver pendant set with Lapis Lazuli / 
photo courtesy of ebay's "theboeberts" / 
www.ebay.com (theboeberts)(6480)A wonderful designed and handcrafted pair of sterling silver earrings! Inlayed with turquoise and lapis, very, very nice! / photo courtesy of ebay's "vickicrayne" / www.ebay.com (vickicrayne) (438)wonderful overlay and stamped sterling silver bracelet by uncle Ivan / looks to be a great vintage solid piece / photo courtesy of ebay's "coloradoseller" / www.ebay.com (coloradoseller)(10148)wonderfully crafted sterling silver treasure / sterling silver buckle set with Cerrillos turquoise with sturdy border /  photo courtesy of Tribal Arts Gallery of Springdale, Utah
www.tribalartszion.comwonderfully crafted sterling silver treasure / very nice women's sterling silver ring set with Peruvian Opal / photo courtesy of Tribal Arts Gallery of Springdale, Utah
www.tribalartszion.combeautiful vintage multi-stone pin handmade by my uncle. this sterling silver pin set with center Lapis Lazuli, surrounded by sugilite, lapis, rose quartz, and garnet stones / photos courtesy of ebay's "grantsome4" / www.ebay.com (grantsome4)(809)reverse shot of beautiful multi-stone pinIvan Kee  handcrafted sterling silver "sunburst" belt buckle
photo source:  "Jewelry by Southwest American Indians Evolving Designs" by Nancy N. Schiffer. / page 53; copyright 1990sterling silver cigarette holder / 
photo courtesy of Allard Auctions, Inc. of St. Ignatius, Montana  www.allardauctions.comsimply beautiful swirl cut-out patterns on this sterling silver & turquoise ranger set / 
photo courtesy of Sun Country Traders of Santa Fe, New Mexico
www.suncountrysantafe.combeautiful sterling silver stamped and overlay handcrafted bracelet by uncle Ivan / 
photo by: Niels Dahl-Jensen / photo courtesy of: Ebay's "Montclair- Estates" / 
www.ebay.com (montclair-estates)(4399)very nice vintage sterling silver bracelet inlayed with multiple of stones with matching earrings / photo courtesy of: Ebay's "George's Daughter" / www.ebay.com (georges-daughter)(1057)vintage IK example of his silver work / very heavy gauge sterling silver stamped watch tips set with turquoise / photo courtesy of Leo & Bernice Smithfamily collection / Steamboat, Arizonavery nice vintage IK sterling silver & turquoise bracelet / photo courtesy of ebay's "girltiques" / www.ebay.com (girltiques)(2263)
wonderful example of Ivan Kee leather work / this custom leather portfolio/handbag was special gift for his little sister Bernice / circa 1950's / just awesome detailing and execution in his carvings /
photos courtesy of Leo & Bernice Smith family collection / Steamboat, Arizona
beautiful handcrafted salad set
wonderful Ivan Kee crafted leatherwork!
vintage Ivan Kee / White Hogan ironwood treasure
What a fantastic necklace by uncle Ivan, this vintage sterling silver necklace, inlayed with ironwood (a White Hogan staple), looks to be early 60s modernist design.
photo courtesy of Laura Anderson; from ebay's "tubsy"
www.ebay.com (tubsy)(4224)
more handcrafted treasures...
wonderful vintage Ivan Kee stamped sterling belt buckle set / photos courtesy of Jerry & Sandy Kellerreverse buckle view with IK hallmarkjust beautiful sterling silver turquoise dangle post earringswonderfful pair of Ivan Kee stamped concho post earrings in sterlingreverse shot of IK crafted sterling stamped concho post earringswonderful vintage IK sterling silver dangle post earrings / photos courtesy of ebay's "bowsh623" / www.ebay.com (bowsh623)(884)nice dangle on ear shotvery nicely crafted sterling heart pendant set with spiny oyster shell / photo courtesy of ebay's "blondval" / www.ebay.com (blondval)(4712)reverse view of heart spiny oyster pendant with IK hallmarkbeautiful  vintage IK sterling turquoise ring / photo courtesy of Turkey Mountain Traders / www.turkey-mountain.com
Ivan Kee handcrafted in 14k...
beautiful overlay design dangle earrings in 14k yellow gold set with Coral / photo courtesy of Scottsdale's "Turkey Mountain Traders" / www.turkey-mountain.com
vintage Ivan Kee sterling silver overlay stamped bracelet / series of following photos courtesy of ebay's "ez waze" / www.ebay.com (ez waze)(6740)side view of swirl  overlay stamped braceletIK stamped hallmarkvintage IK sterling silver swirl overlay stamped buckle / photo courtesy of ebay's "ez waze" / www.ebay.com (ez waze)(6740)back view of swirl overlay buckle, although not hallmarked, does indeed matches work of accompaning swirl bracelet.vintage IK handcrafted sterling silver with Sleeping Beauty turquoise ring / ring photos courtesy of Ebay's "knifewing" / www.ebay.com (knifewing)(4028)underside view with hallmarkfrontal view of wonderful ring by uncleIK sterling silver split 3strand post earrings from his White Hogan days / IK earring photos courtesy of ebay's "tubsy" / www.ebay.com (tubsy)(4224)side view of split 3strand post earringsvery pair of vintage Ivan Kee handcrafted stamped sterling silver with turquoise post dandle earrings / photos of wonderful earrings by ebay's "sandy-ny" / www.ebay.com (sandy-ny)(2013)reverse view of IK handcrafted post dangle earringswonderful vintage child's bracelet handcrafted in sterling silver & copper / bracelet photos courtesy of ebay's "chark21798" / www.ebay.com (chark21798)(1503)inside hallmark view of braceletwonderful IK kachina figure inlay work set in sterling silver / photos courtesy of K. Pia collection
just wonderful IK handcrafted swirl series...plus other works
Ivan Kee / excellence in sterling silver design & craftsmanship
side view of wonderful IK handcrafted candelabratop to down angle photo shot
just a wonderful example of my uncle Ivan Kee handcrafting talent, this made in 1972. Well utilized and preserved by the original owner; these wonderful photos courtesy of "Turkey Mountain Traders" / Scottsdale, Arizona / www.turkey-mountain.com
wonderful vintage IK handcrafts...
vintage Ivan Kee Lapis Lazuli pendant set in sterling silver / photos courtesy of ebay's "knot4u" / www.ebay.com (knots4u)(1016)Ivan Kee hallmark viewside angle viewIvan Kee sterling silver multi-stone inlay bracelet / all 3 photos courtesy of ebay's "navillus910" / www.ebay.com (navillus910)(1053)side overlay design viewinside  bracelet hallmark Ivan Keevintage Ivan Kee / White Hogan sterling silver buckle / 2 photos courtesy of ebay's "edmarjewel" / www.ebay.com (edmarjewel)(27541)bottom view with custom stamped letteringIK sterling and turquoise pendant / 2 photos courtesy of K. AveryIK turq pendant reverse view with hallmark
a young Ivan Kee crafted leather belt to companion belt buckle by Kenneth Begay / both photos courtesy of the Elkus Collection / California Academy of Sciences / San Francisco, California
beautiful vintage Kenneth Begay sterling overlay buckle
fine examples of wonderful Ivan Kee craftsmanship
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beautiful vintage Ivan Kee sterling ranger belt set / all 3 photos courtesy of ebay's "archtypical" / www.ebay.com (archtypical)(2243)nice angle to this awesome ranger belt set by uncle Ivan!Hallmark view of ranger belt setvery nice sterling turquoise ring, clean balanced design surrounding nicely set stone / both photos courtesy of ebay's "fitchestatesales" / www.ebay.com (fitchestatesales)(3144)hallmark view of wonderful ringwonderful rectangular turquoise set in sterling silver bracelet from uncle Ivan, very nice clean lines / all 3 photos courtesy of Andrea Fatell Antique Jewelry of Wellesley, Massachusetts / www.trocadero.com (Andrea Fatell Antique Jewelry)nice side angle photo of IK bracelethallmark underneath view of braceletbeautiful IK sterling silver with Lapis Lazuli inlay bracelet / both photos courtesy of ebay's "buffalogal16" / www.ebay.com (buffalogal16)(1972)vintage Ivan Kee side angled view of Lapis inlay bracelet
more classic vintage Ivan Kee crafts...
wonderful Ivan Kee sterling silver 7 strand split bracelet. classic White Hogan design, now I can get a nice group photo of this series with dad and uncles, thank you Mr. Daniels!
photos courtesy of S. Daniels private collection
more wonderful vintage Ivan Kee hand crafts
very classic Ivan Kee design, just awesome vintage set of sterling post earrings and pin / photos courtesy of ebay's "ancientmom" / www.ebay.com (ancientmom)(1135)reverse view of earring and pin set by uncle Ivan.very nice vintage Ivan Kee sterling & turquoise ring / all ring photos courtesy of ebay's "smalltreasures2012" / www.ebay.com (smalltreasures2012)(1812)Ivan Kee hallmarkside angled view of IK turq ring