Vintage Navajo Turquoise Coral Belt Buckle, Rare, Signed Jerry Roan, 6.5" by 4.25", 194.10 grams
Vintage Navajo Turquoise Coral Belt Buckle - Huge and Rare - signed JR for Jerry Roan. This is a huge belt buckle - large oval that is 6.5" wide and 4.25" tall. weight is 194.10grams. It has 21 turquoise nuggets that are sawtooth bezel set. There are two branch coral accents along with blossom and leaves accents with arched designs on the inside frame and stamped dotted and curved lines on the outer frame as well. I'm not sure what type of turquoise it is but it's possible it is Fox Turquoise out of Nevada. The buckle is signed with a JR sort of hand-written. This is Jerry Roan and he started using this stamp in 1968. He was a very talented Navajo silversmith. He won awards for his work, including at a 1969 Navajo Tribal Fair. He also did work for other merchants. He passed away in 1977. The center turquoise stone is appx. 35mm tall and 17mm wide. The other stones are in a variety of sizes ranging from 15mm to 23mm. The branch coral pieces are appx. 18.5mm long. This has been tested and is sterling silver and hefty at 194.10 grams. This came from an estate sale out of PA. Good condition - there are a few stones that have very light movement and could be adjusted on the bezel to make them more snug but they are not loose that they will fall out. REASONABLE OFFERS ACCEPTED. See photos. Lot Loc. W.11.1018.G.78X - LD 11/11/18.
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