6 Conchos + 7 Butterflies + 1 Belt Buckle. 3.11" X 2.72". 2.15" X 1.34". Unused Tan Leather Belt is 44" long and has just one hole punched in it at about 37.5".
It may be modified to accommodate a 37" waist of up to about 42" without replacing the Leather Strap. 550.1 grams = 17.69 Troy ounces Total Weight. Harry Morgan Traditional Revival Concho Belt with 10 Natural Spiderweb Turquoise Gemstones.
When you combine the "Classic Revival" stamping, repousse, 10 Turquoise Gemstones, and famous "Old Pawn" finish of Harry Morgan, it pretty much has everything you might want in an old Harry Morgan Concho Belt. I just removed an old faded paper tag that placed on the back of the belt decades ago. It almost fell off of the belt and the clear tape had discolored. You may notice that the supple leather belt strap looks (except for one hole being punched into it) pristine. The Concho Belt looks as it should for being unused and is Like-New, aside from some tarnish.
With "New Old Stock", there no are issues with brakes, cracks, chips, noticeable scratches, etc. The Sterling Silver, Leather Belt Strap and Hardware are all fine. There are no issues in the Sterling Silver or the 10 Gem Grade Turquoise to report.
The Concho Belt Set is representative of the work of a master in the history of Native Jewelry. I believe it will please you.. The reverse of the buckle is stamp signed with the correct H.
MORGAN Hallmark as you can see in the pictures. It is not stamped "Sterling", but it is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver and authentic. I've seen and own quite a few Morgan buckles and other jewelry.
This Concho Belt seems to have most of the elements that collectors of Harry Morgan's jewelry want. The wonderful "Revival" design that Morgan introduced to contemporary style and the masterful stamp work that is both crisp and sublime. This is a truly remarkable Navajo Sterling Silver Concho Belt made by an artist that has excited the Indian Jewelry community for years. Harry Morgan passed away in 2007.
As you may know, his stamp work is in demand. The the energy, skill, and precision needed to create a successful piece of jewelry is substantial.
Harry Morgan was a master of this and is primarily responsible for the "Classic Revival Style" in Navajo silver work. He has many imitators and followers...
But he remains the "Best" of them! There was some additional notoriety involved for him when his work was featured in the Robert Redford movie "The Horse Whisperers". He has won many awards since and his work is always met with great enthusiasm by discriminating collectors. His work is in the collection of The Peabody Museum at Harvard University and also in many private collections. He is referenced in the major Native American Jewelry books including "American Indian Jewelry I" by Gregory Schaaf p.
I will pack this carefully for you so that the conchas do not rub up against each other in transit and it will get to you in the same condition that you see in the pictures. I thank You and look forward to sharing a good experience! Recommended Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaaf - page 270. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: A-L" - Gregory Schaaf- page."HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright - page. "THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - page 290. "ZUNI JEWELRY" - Theda and Michael Bassman ZUNI THE ART AND THE. PEOPLE VOLUMES 1-3 - Barbara & Ed Bell- Volume. "INDIAN SILVERWORK OF THE SOUTHWEST, ILLUSTRATED - VOLUME 1" - pages 72-94.
This work is for general historical reference on the History of Navajo Conchas and Buckles. The item "17ozt Gem Turquoise HARRY MORGAN Navajo CONCHO BELT buckle Sterling Silver NOS" is in sale since Friday, October 15, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry"." and is located in Tucson, Arizona.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.