Item #811E-1- Navajo Double Turquoise Bear Paw Shadowbox Decorative Buckle by W.Muskett Sr.

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Item #811E-1- Navajo Double Turquoise Bear Paw Shadowbox Decorative Buckle by W.Muskett Sr.

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Navajo double turquoise bear paw shadowbox decorated belt buckle. The silversmith has created one of his trademark designs on this buckle. Creating a large shadowbox of a bear paw setting on top of the larger oval base silver. The bear paw is cut out to expose two (2) cut and polished beautiful brilliant blue Kingman turquoise nuggets with brown matrix. Both are set into sawtooth bezels with two (2) large silver drops between the stones with a blackened oxidized silver base. The artist applies decorative sunrise/full moon stamping at the beginning of each claw and also applies the repeating sunrise and full moon stampwork along with twisted wire wrapping around the shadowbox of the buckle. The artist finishes decorating the buckle adding repeating sunrise and full moon stamping around the outer rim. The artist finishes the buckle by attaching a swivel type belt clasp and solid belt stop on back.

The belt buckle measures 2 1/2" tall by 3" across and weighs 54.2 grams (1.91 oz or 1.74 ozt). It's hallmarked W.M. - STERLING by Navajo silversmith Wilbur Muskett Sr. The buckle will accommodate up to a 1 1/2" wide belt. This buckle was previously owned, but never worn and is in “like new” condition! No scratches and no dings. Beautiful belt buckle by one of the best!  $349.95