Robert & Bernice Leekya Zuni. Sterling Silver Belt Buckle and Bolo Tie Set! With 8 Kingman Mine Turquoise Nuggets. 3.0" X 2.1". Will accept a belt of up to 1.5.
57.7 grams = 1.86 Troy ounces. Both Buckle and Bolo are Stamp Signed "RLB" and "STERLING" on the reverse. 2.3" X 1.55".Sterling Tips 2.8 le ngth. Lanyard length is 17" X 2 = 34". 47 gr ams = 1.53 Troy ounces. The lanyard has just been treated with a leather dressing to clean it and keep it supple. The "Leekya" Belt Buckle and Bolo Set.
This wonderful Belt Buckle and Bolo Tie Set was made by the famous Zuni couple Robert & Bernice Leekya. They have been creating their Cast Sterling Turquoise Cluster Nugget pieces since the 1960's. Their work can be found in countless museums and galleries. It can also be found in all the major Native Jewelry catalogs and reference books.
A few are listed below. The Buckle and Bolo are each stamp signed with the correct Hallmark "RLB" and "Sterling" on the back. They are guaranteed to be Sterling Silver and authentic. The fancy bolo tips are also Sterling Silver. I have found no defects like cracked or loose stones, noticable scratches, etc.
In the Buckle Bolo Pendant or Fancy Bolo Tips. The long braided black leather bolo cord is also in great condition and shows no signs of wear. There is very little tarnish... The Bolo Clasp is fine.
I believe you will be pleased! This amazing Belt Buckle and Bolo Tie Set is full of character and will be immediatly recognized by many people.
When you take a look at the pictures, please inspect the Buckle, Bolo Pendant, and Fancy Bolo Tips carefully. They have 8 matching Old Kingman Turquoise stones that are expertly set and in a very pleasing design. Your friends may compliment you and your taste in Zuni Jewelry.
Recomended Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: A-L" - Gregory Schaaf- pages 336. "HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright - page 102.
"THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - page 197. "ZUNI JEWELRY" - Theda and Michael Bassman - pages 39, 56, 64. T his book features a full page of Leekya jewelry. The item "Robert & Bernice Leekya Zuni BELT BUCKLE BOLO TIE SET Sterling Silver FANCY TIPS" is in sale since Monday, April 23, 2018.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, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.: Signed