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Vintage Sterling Silver
Overlay Rabbit Belt Buckle
HK Item #BU154 

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Vintage sterling silver Overlay Rabbit Belt buckle

Size
2 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Fits a 1 1/4" belt
Material
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Weight
33 grams
Hallmarks
none
Condition
Vintage, pre-owned, excellent, like new; even dark patina
Artist
unknown

Read about authenticity
of Native American Indian jewelry
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Vintage sterling silver Overlay Rabbit Belt buckle

Will fit a 1 1/4" wide belt.

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Vintage Sterling Silver
Overlay Rabbit Belt Buckle

#BU154 - $295 SOLD

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Paula says - "In my opinion, this buckle shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being either Hopi or Navajo made. But because there is no hallmark or inscription that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

Vintage sterling silver Overlay Rabbit Belt buckle

We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "vintage" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewerly, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

Read about polishing silver here.

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What is Overlay?

With silver overlay, there are two layers of silver - the top layer is a scene, figures, or symbols meticulously cut out and then placed over a solid silver bottom layer.

The bottom layer is the background behind the cutouts and is traditionally darkened (oxidized) for contrast. Navajo silversmiths typically leave the background smooth while Hopi usually etch the background with hashmarks.

The two layers are then “sweated” together - the silver is heated until the two layers meld.

The result is a 3-D picture with great depth and interest.


NOTE: Items in our Vintage 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. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.
Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.


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