Heavy Navajo Sterling Silver Concho Belt. 7 Conchos + 8 Butterflies = 1 Belt Buckle. 1.65" X 1.2". Black Leather Belt is 38" and is set up now for a 33.5" - 36.5 waist.
It may be modified to accomodate a smaller waist by adding an additional hole. 294.7 grams = 9.47 Troy ounces Total Weight. This great old Navajo Concho Belt was made by "TC". But I'm not so sure about who crafted this one.Tom Cayanito, another Dine artist, is a possibility. In any event, it is splendid.
It has some very compelling shapes that are subtle and smooth looking but each piece has dramatic deep stamping achieving a balance in appearance. My guess is that it is 40-50 years old. It has lots of tarnish patina. And has the artists hallmark "TC". It is Not stamped "Sterling" but it is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver and authentic.
If you have a larger waist than 36.5 (like me), this belt strap would need to be replaced. Please, take a good look at the pictures and magnified photographs to see if it is the one for you.
If so, I'd love to trade with you today! I will pack this carefully for you so that the conchos 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! Recomended Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaaf - page."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. "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. The item "OLD signed TC 9+ozt Navajo CONCHO BELT buckle Sterling Silver heavily Stamped" is in sale since Thursday, February 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry".
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