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BEAUTIFUL 1940's AUSTIN OR IKE WILSON CONCHO BELT
BEAUTIFUL 1940's AUSTIN WILSON CONCHO BELT
 
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Artist: Austin Wilson

Circa: Mid 1940's

Provenance: Private collection DV

Our Price: $2,450.00

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Beautifully crafted, hand-wrought sterling silver concho belt, crafted by Navajo artist Austin or Ike Wilson. Amazing detailed stamping graces each concho and repousse buckle. This lovely belt comes to us, from the family/collection of long time trader Charles Newcomb. Mr. Newcomb was the second owner of the established 1926 trading post, Casa del Navajo in Coolidge, NM. Mr. Newcomb employed Navajo craftspeople to make their creations at the post for tourists and visitors. Each of the 9 conchos measures 2 1/2" x 2 3/16", and the buckle with repousse design measures 2 3/4" x 2 1/2". The leather currently is 40" long. A beautiful dark aged patina graces the entire belt. Not hallmarked, but strong attribution to Austin Wilson.

Austin Wilson was active between 1930 and 1950 and was known to have worked at Zuni for trader C. G. Wallace and Trader Charles Kelsey. Wilson's stamp-work was precise with superior craftsmanship in his work. He was a master jeweler from this early era. Wilson was especially known for ashtrays, bar-ware and other decorative utensils, as well as beautiful jewelry pieces.

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