Signed "RLB" Robert & Bernice Leekya Zuni. (Robert passed away in April 2019). Medium Sterling Silver Belt Buckle. With 3 Kingman Arizona Mine Turquoise Nuggets. 2.75" X 1.95".
Will accept a belt of up to 1.2. 48.0 grams = 1.54 Troy ounces. This wonderful Belt Buckle was made by the famous Zuni couple Robert & Bernice Leekya. They have been creating their Cast Sterling Turquoise Cluster Nugget pieces since the 1960's.
Their work can be found in countless museums and galleries. It can also be found in all the major Native Jewelry catalogs and reference books. A few are listed below. The Buckle is stamp signed with the correct Hallmark "RLB" and "Sterling" on the back of the Buckle.It is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver and authentic. I have found no defects. Please see the condition statement above. I believe you will be pleased!
This amazing Belt Buckle is full of character and will be recognized by many people. When you take a look at the pictures, please inspect the Buckle carefully.Matching and Kingman Turquoise stones that are expertly set and in a very pleasing design. Your friends may compliment you and your taste in Zuni Jewelry. Recommended Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: A-L" - Gregory Schaaf- pages 336. "HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright - page 102.
"THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - page 197. "ZUNI JEWELRY" - Theda and Michael Bassman - pages 39, 56, 64. T his book features a full page of Leekya jewelry. Inventory reference only buckle 422. The item "Robert & and Bernice Leekya Zuni BELT BUCKLE Sterling Silver RLB 3 BIG TURQUOISE" is in sale since Saturday, August 22, 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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