Will accept a belt of up to 1.4. 78.6 grams = 2.53 Troy ounces. Carl Luthy Shop Snake Belt Buckle with Bisbee Turquoise. This wonderful Belt Buckle was made in the famous Max and Carl Luthy Shop by a talented Navajo artist. They have an interesting heritage and their Hallmark is no less interesting!The "C" stands for Carl as in Carl Luthy. The "W" of the body is a middle initial, and the "L" in the lower part of the Hallmark is of course, for Luthy. The other particular is a matter of Max Luthy or Carl being the artist marking the work. I have found no defects like broken Turquoise, noticeable scratches, etc. It is in really wonderful condition!
It has a warm deep tarnish... I believe that you will be pleased, especially with the 4 High Grade Natural Bisbee Mine Turquoise stones! There are a couple pieces of Sterling Silver branches near the head of the snake. I've never seen such an interesting treatment with a snake design.Please take a look at all the aplique points of interest on this one... And then the border of the buckle provides great contrast and sense of balance, as well as a sense of deeper perspective through optical illusion. The Natural Bisbee Mine (from Arizona)Turquoise have great Blue Color and Deep Chocolate Matrix. Most of the Gem Grade Turquoise was collected between 1920 and 1950.
I've lived in Arizona since the 90's in Tucson about 85 miles from Bisbee. It is arguably the home of the best Turquoise that Arizona has ever produced and some of the most desirable Gem Grade Turquoise in the world. T he workmanship is exceptional and fine. It employs a variety of design elements that are not at all typical of what we usually in Native jewelry.
This Buckle is unique in character and will be appreciated often as you wear it. When you take a look at the pictures, please inspect the Buckle carefully for the fine detail in both design and execution. Your friends may compliment you and your taste in Native Jewelry. Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaff.
"AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: A-L" - Gregory Schaaf. "HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright - page 241. "THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart. "ZUNI THE ART AND THE PEOPLE"- Bell- Volume 1-3. The item "BISBEE TURQUOISE signed CARL LUTHY Navajo BELT BUCKLE Sterling Silver SNAKE" is in sale since Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American 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, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Luxembourg, Uruguay.