Taos Pueblo - People of the Blue Willow. 3.3" X 2.53 ".
Will accept a belt of up to. 56.2 grams = 1.81 Troy ounces. Stamped Taos Sterling Silver Belt Buckle. This Buckle was made by a talented Taos Pueblo artist named Adrienne Teeguarden.
It demonstrates a high level of skill in both design and jewelry construction. It is not signed with a hallmark. Also, it is not stamped "Sterling", but it is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver. It has very little tarnish on it on either side.This buckle is in extra fine condition. There are no dents, cracks, or scratches, etc. I would not be surprised to learn that it has never been mounted on a belt or worn. Take a close look with the magnifier on the picture program. The design of the buckle is what most collectors would call Classical Revival. The surface treatment is what some folk call an "Old Pawn Finish" to make it look like old pawn pieces. It is generally achieved by using "0000"steel wool on the surface.
Harry Morgan made this sort of finish popular and had a few tricks to make it darker. This maintains the look of coin silver without the luster.It is not old, and may be just several year old. This is a beautiful large Belt Buckle that demonstrates the classic art of Native smithing with simple bold stamping on a convex surface. I'd love to learn who taught this artist! I hope you are pleased with what you see.. As the Navajo say, "Walk in Beauty".
I thank You and look forward to sharing a good experience! "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaaf. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: A-L". "HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright.THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER - Billie Hougart. "ZUNI JEWELRY" - Theda and Michael Bassman. "ZUNI THE ART AND THE PEOPLE VOLUMES 1-3" - Barbara & Ed Bell- Volume. "KNIFEWING AND RAINBOW MAN IN ZUNI JEWELRY".
"ART OF THE BUCKLE" - Jim Arnt & Mary Emmering - Page 104. For reference only Teeguarden Buckle. The item "Heavy & XL Adrienne Teeguarden Sterling Silver TAOS Navajo Revival BELT BUCKLE" is in sale since Thursday, September 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry"." and is located in Tucson, Arizona.
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