Large Vintage Native American Zuni Thunderbird Turquoise Inlay Belt Buckle. Rare Vintage Zuni Multistone Inlay Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Belt Buckle. The unique craftmanship and inlay work is attributed to Zuni artists Dennis and Nancy Edaakie.(Note the triangular Turquoise inlay border). A very beautiful aunthentic piece. This buckle is large and features neat inlay work and hand stamping. A soaring Thunderbird motif is done with a smooth inlay of Turquoise, Mop, Onyx and Coral. It is accented with sun burst hand stamping under its wings and tail. Smooth Turquoise inlay is also entirely set towards the outer end of the buckle with exceptional handstamping on both sides. The stampings were executed to perfection, a procedure that takes expert skill and hours of labour. The recess of each stamp is oxidised to contrast the shiny sterling. The buckle is then bordered with thick applied rope twist silver.
Very artistic and bold completely handmade piece with exceptional quality and detailing. Tad bit over 3 3/4 Inches or 98mm long × 2 3/4 inches or 70mm wide. Will hold a 1 1/2 inch to 1 3/4 belt. Tested Positive for 925 Sterling Silver.In excellent vintage condition with lovely patina from age. There is a variation or color change in the Turquoise which adds to the beauty and authenticity of the gem grade stone use on this piece. (due to may factors authentic gem quality turquoise change color with age). A treasurable collectible piece of Native American art to enjoy for years and add to any fine jewelry collection.
Thank you and do look at my other jewelry from vintage to antiques. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Western Americana\Belt Buckles". The seller is "reenan-55" and is located in this country: US. 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, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.