Navajo Sterling Silver Traditional Revival Style Concho Belt. 11 Conchos + 12 Butterflies + 1 Belt Buckle. 1.45" X 1.25". 2.25" X 1.9".
Brown Leather Belt is 46.0" long and has several holes punched in it from about 29.5" to 41.5. It may be modified to accommodate a 28 or smaller waist by removing a Conchos and Butterflies. 203.0 grams = 6.53 Troy ounces Total Weight. The Harry Morgan Traditional Revival Concho Belt.
When you combine the dramatic stamp, repousse, and design work of Harry Morgan in a smaller format like this, the effect is quite amazing. You may know that most of his Buckles and Concho Belts are quite large...It is in Very Good condition and there are no issues in the Sterling Silver to report on. There is lots of tarnish. I would not dare remove it or polish this one as most folks really like "The Look".
The Belt Leather, although it is old, is soft and supple. 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 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 "6.5ozt HARRY MORGAN signed Navajo CONCHO BELT with24 Pieces Sterling Silver buckle" is in sale since Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
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