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Louie Josytewa, Hopi
NOS Vintage Sterling Silver
Overlay Belt Buckle
HK Item #BU167 

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Authentic Vintage NOS Native American sterling silver Overlay Belt Buckle by Hopi Louie Josytewa

Condition
Vintage, NOS - Excellent; New Old Stock; no signs of use
Size
3" x 2"
fits up to a 1 1/2" belt
Material
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Weight
56 grams
Hallmarks
stamped: STERLING and a bird head
Artist
Louie Josytewa, Hopi

[making jewelry since 1985; of the Snow Clan and brother of Guy, Jesse and Joe Josytewa]

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Authentic Vintage NOS Native American sterling silver Overlay Belt Buckle by Hopi Louie Josytewa

Vintage Jewelry


Louie Josytewa, Hopi
Sterling Silver Overlay
NOS Vintage Belt Buckle

#BU167 - $525 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "This stunning buckle was purchased in the 1970s and kept in a display case, never used - it is NOS, New Old Stock - brand new vintage!"

Authentic Vintage NOS Native American sterling silver Overlay Belt Buckle by Hopi Louie Josytewa

Will fit up to a 1 1/2" wide belt.

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The Buckle Guy Collection

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.

 

What is Overlay?

Native American overlay pieces are made of two layers of sterling silver. The bottom layer is a solid piece while the top layer has a cutout design. The cutout layer is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are "sweated" together, heated so that they become one solid piece of sterling silver. The bottom layer, or background, that shows through the cut out portion of the top layer is often darkened for contrast.

Hopi silversmiths typically texture the background layer with hash marks while Navajo artists often leave the background smooth. Hopi artists tend to use geometric designs and symbols similar to those used in their pottery and baskets. Navajo silversmiths tend to create scenes depicting everyday life using people, animals, buildings and landscapes to tell a story - this style is called "overlay storyteller jewelry". Read more about overlay here.

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.


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