Old pawn/estate american indian silver. The silver weighs a little over 100 grams. The buckle shows moderate signs of wear, with several somewhat deep scuffs/scrapes.
I'm including the leather belt that this came with, but I have separated the belt from the buckle for photography, plus the leather belt is in fair condition at best, and is probably due for replacement or refurbishing. I attempted to treat it with some products I have on hand, but it did little to improve the appearance. The belt measures 40 from the farthest notch to the buckle. The belt has various cracks, stains, and even a dent of sorts.The snaps that hold the buckle in place don't hold very firmly. I'll let the craftwork and design of the buckle speak for itself. The artist, Herbert Taylor, was a master at his craft, and an award-winning silversmith. He died in 1996 at the young age of 36. Because his life was cut short, his pieces are quite rare. Taylor has won many awards- at places such as the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum, and the Gallup Ceremonial- including Best of Show.
The item "Rare Signed Navajo Herbert Taylor Sterling Silver Overlay Belt Buckle Set 101grm" is in sale since Monday, November 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry".The seller is "the_eclectic_collection" and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.