Traditional Revival Style Belt Buckle. 3.17" X 2.0".
Will accept a belt of up to 1.15. 65.2 grams = 2.1 Troy ounce. Harry Morgan Traditional Revival Belt Buckle. When you combine his famous dramatic stamp and design work with a wonderful Natural Turquoise Stone like this, it is quite pleasing. It is in great condition with lots of great tarnish patina and there are no issues.
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 Belt Buckle seems to have all of the elements that collector of Harry Morgan's jewelry want. The wonderful "Revival" design that Morgan introduced to contemporary style, the masterful stamp work that is both crisp and sublime, and the special formula "Old Pawn Finish" patina that Harry invented and made popular... This is a heirloom Navajo Sterling Silver Buckle 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. 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 This work is for general historical reference on the History of Navajo Conchas and Buckles. HARRY MORGAN Navajo BELT BUCKLE withNatural TURQUOISE STAMPED Sterling Silver" is in sale since Saturday, October 14, 2017. 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, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica.