Vintage Native American Kewa Pure Silver Concho Belt
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3/4" wide leather with holes punched at 34 to 40 inches.
Buckle is stamped CRZ and "Sterling".
plates are stamped CRZ and .999, the designation for pure silver.
Herb Coriz - Kewa Santo Domingo
CB57 - $950 SOLD
Paula says - "The rectangular concho plates of this belt were made from ingots of pure silver and are so marked - that is what the .999 refers to. Sterling Silver, which is .925 silver, has other metals added to strengthen the silver. That is why Herb Coriz used sterling silver for the buckle since it is the part of the belt that would receive the most stress.
"Weve left this old piece AS IS, the same condition in which we received it, because the historic condition is so very appealing. We estimate that it is from before 1950."
is 2 1/8" x 1 1/2" .
The jewelry and artifacts in this collection were gathered by a man born in 1933 and who has been collecting for over 60 years. He has a great love of Native American people, their culture and customs and their art. Living and working most of his life in Texas, he has been particularly drawn to Lakota, Comanche, Apache, Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni pieces. We will be listing items from his collection over the next year, so keep an eye on the Newly Listed Items page.
NOTE: Items in our Pawn Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Pawn Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.