41.4 grams = 1.33 Troy ounce. Sammy & Ester Guardian "American Bison" Belt Buckle. This dramatic Buckle was made by the famous Zuni artist Sammy Guardian and his wife Ester. They started producing jewelry in the 1972 and are perhaps most famous for creating highly detailed animal and bird designs in their Zuni jewelry.The Guardian family has work that is featured in many high end galleries and collections. It can also be found in the major Native Jewelry catalogs and reference books. A few are listed below. This is article is stamp signed with their correct marking. I owned a number of their buckles in my personal collection and they are usually stamped with their hallmark as a couple.
It is a good size. It is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver and authentic. I have found no defects like cracked or loose stones, noticeable scratches, etc...
It has almost no tarnish. I believe you will be pleased!
This Belt Buckle is full of expertly executed stone and silver work! Please, take a look at the amazing detail. There is an animated spirit and this creature appears to be ready to move! It may be commented on by many people when you wear it. They may compliment you and your taste in Zuni Jewelry.
Recommended Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaaf - page 168. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: A-L" - Gregory Schaaf Page - 230.
"HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright Page 72. "THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - page 137. "ZUNI JEWELRY" - Theda and Michael Bassman. "ZUNI THE ART AND THE PEOPLE VOLUMES 1-3"- Barbara & Ed Bell - VIII pages. The item "Signed NOS SAMMY & ESTER GUARDIAN Zuni BELT BUCKLE Bison Sterling Silver" is in sale since Tuesday, May 5, 2020.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry"." and is located in Tucson, Arizona.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat.: Signed