Gary Reeves Traditional Revival Concho Belt with 25 Gemstones. This set combines the "Classic Revival" stamping, repousse, 25 Turquoise Gemstones, and famous "Old Pawn" finish that Harry Morgan "invented".
It pretty much has everything you might want in an old Navajo Revival Concho Belt. It is in Excellent Like-New condition and there are no issues in the Sterling Silver, Turquoise, or Leather Strap to report on. The Belt is representative of the work of a master in the history of Native Jewelry. As a bonus, this is "Blue Jean Friendly" and it will in in your belt loops just fine! The reverse of the buckle is stamp signed with the correct G.
Reeves Hallmark as you can see in the pictures. It is also stamped "Sterling", and it is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver and authentic. The wonderful "Revival" design that has 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. Gary passed away in 2014.
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. Gary was born in the Gallup area in 1962. He grew up in the Mentmose area with brothers "Sunshine", David, and Leroy while attending Tohatchi High School. It is noteworthy in this case that he collaborated with Peter and Dinah Gasper in the search for some remarkable Turquoise Gemstones.Please, take a look at what he chose for this Concho Belt... He has won many awards (like Indian Market in 1999) and his work is always met with great enthusiasm by discriminating collectors. His work is in the collection of The Heard Museum and also is 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: M-Z" - Gregory Schaaf- page 193. "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 "7.7ozt GARY REEVES 25 TURQUOISE signed Navajo CONCHO BELT buckle Sterling Silver" is in sale since Friday, October 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry".
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