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Lawrence Saufkie, Hopi
#BU129 - $795
Paula says - "This buckle was purchased in the 1970s and kept in a display case, never used - it is NOS, New Old Stock - brand new vintage!
"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."
Will fit a 1" wide belt.
What is Overlay?
Overlay pieces are made of two layers of sterling silver. The top layer has a cutout design. The solid bottom layer (background to the cutout) is usually accented for contrast. The Navajo silversmiths oxidize the bottom layer which darkens it. Hopi silversmiths oxidize and etch the background (texturize it) with hashmarks. The cutout top layer is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are "sweated" together, that is, heated so that they become one. This is a very difficult skill to master.
The Buckle Guy Collection is self-explanatory. The discriminating owner of this group of vintage buckles gathered them over a period of 30-40 years, storing them in a showcase. They have never been used and are some of the finest buckles we have come across.
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.