Signed Bobby & Corraine Shack Zuni Sterling Silver Channel Inlay. Sterling w/Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, Jet, Coral, and Shell.3.0" X 2.0" (will accept a belt of up to 1.45). 55.1 grams = 1.77 Troy ounces. Etch Signed Bobby & Corriaine Shack Zuni, N. On the reverse of the Buckle. This wonderful Belt Buckle was made by a famous Zuni couple. Bobby was born in 1941 and Corraine in 1942. Like several other prominent Zuni jewelers, this couple is known for their participation in the social and religious leadership of the Zuni Pueblo. Their work can be found in countless museums and galleries. It can also be found in the major Native Jewelry catalogs and reference books.
A few are listed below. This is etch stamp signed. It is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver and authentic. There are No defects like cracked or loose stones, noticeable scratches, etc.
It is in Very Good to Excellent Condition. There is very moderate tarnish...I believe you will be pleased! It glows and sparkles in the daylight!
This amazing and powerful Thunderbird Belt Buckle is full of character and will be recognized by many people. When you take a look at the pictures, please inspect the way the Sterling Silver has been hand worked with Stamping, Braided Rope, Water Beads, and Smooth Bezels into the heavy buckle. It contains dozens of inlayed Turquoise, Jet, and Mother of Pearl that are expertly set in a very pleasing and bold Thunderbird design. This Large Buckle is quite remarkable! 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 I" - Gregory Schaaf - Page 286."AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: M-Z" - Gregory Schaaf- pages 244. "HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright - page 153. "THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - page 310. "KNIFEWING AND RAINBOWMAN IN ZUNI JEWELRY" - Toshio Sei. "ZUNI THE ART AND THE PEOPLE" - Bell- Volume 2 - Page 40-41.
Signed BOBBY & CORRAINE SHACK Zuni BELT BUCKLE Thunderbird Sterling Silver" is in sale since Friday, December 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants"." and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Philippines, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands.