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White Buffalo Navajo Pawn Collection
Wolf Collection

Carl Luthy
Vintage Sterling Silver
Turquoise and Claw Buckle
HK Item #BU159 

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Native American vintage turquoise and claw belt buckle by Kewa Carl Luthy

Size
3 1/8" x 2 5/8"
Fits a 1 1/4" belt
Material
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Turquoise, Read about stones
Weight
66 grams
Hallmarks
stick man (see photo below)
Artist
Carl Luthy

This hallmark is CML conjoined and formed into a stick figure with a C for the head, and M for the arms, an L for part of the legs, and a third leg for an erection. This is the hallmark of Carl Luthy.

Carl and Max Luthy ran a jewelry shop from 1960 to 1980, inviting many Native American artisans, mostly Navajos (Diné), to work in the shop, on their own designs.

References:
page 216, 415 Native American and Southwestern Silver Hallmarks by Bille Hougart.
p.241 Hallmarks of the Southwest by Barton Wright

Native American vintage turquoise and claw belt buckle

Native American vintage turquoise and claw belt buckle

Native American vintage turquoise and claw belt buckle

Will fit up to a 1 1/4" wide belt.

Vintage Jewelry

Carl Luthy
Vintage Sterling Silver
Turquoise and Claw Belt Buckle

#BU159 - $950 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "Four hand-wrought sterling silver feathers with six stamped buttons. Hand carved turquoise feather and triangular turquoise stone set in serrated bezels. Centerpiece is two authentic claws set in a bull horn fashion. Very rare and unusual old piece!!

"Our research into Max and Carl Luthy have turned up a variety of tribal affiliations: Kewa, Santo Domingo, Navajo and non-Native American. Use the artist information in the table at left until we make our final determination."

Native American vintage turquoise and claw belt buckle by Kewa Carl Luthy

Real claws of some kind (badger?) show some deterioration.

Native American vintage turquoise and claw belt buckle by Kewa Carl Luthy

Native American vintage turquoise and claw belt buckle by Kewa Carl Luthy

Native American vintage turquoise and claw belt buckle by Kewa Carl Luthy

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White Buffalo Navajo Pawn Collection Wolf Collection

This collection consists of a group of very old items that are most likely from the 1920s to the 1950s, due to being able to date a few of the pieces. These are part of the treasure trove gathered by a woman in her beloved travels in the southwest. They were tucked away in her home, only to be recently discovered by her daughter, who sold the collection to help with expenses for her dog and wolf rescue.

We’ve left most of the items AS IS, the condition in which we received them, because the historic condition is so very appealing


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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.

 

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