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RARE ETSITTY TSOSIE BELT BUCKLE HALLMARKED
RARE ETSITTY TSOSIE BELT BUCKLE HALLMARKED
 
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Artist: Etsitty Tsosie
Circa: 1920's/30's
Providence: Marti Struever collection

Our Price: $2,600.00

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Product Code: MGBUT
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This amazing buckle is the work of master artist Etsitty Tsosie. It was acquired from the Martha (Marti) Hopkins Struever collection. The age and overall detail show the work of an artist that not only had access to detailed stamps but also was able to apply them to a piece of silver with a well-balanced design. This buckle is fairly small but makes a powerful statement as to the ability of one man’s talent from an earlier era. His rarely seen hallmark is on this great piece.

It measures 2 1/2” wide by 1 3/8” tall and fits a 5/8" belt. This beautiful buckle warrants a custom belt. A beautiful patina graces the entire piece. Hallmarked with his x crossed arrows.

Etsitty Tsosie was active from 1910-1937 and passed away in 1937. Best known for his beautiful stamp work and repousse pieces. He worked for trader C.G. Wallace for a period of time and was commissioned to produce stamps. He and Hosteen Goodluck worked closely together creating many of the early concho belts and other detailed pieces of jewelry. Several of his pieces were featured in the C.G. Wallace collection. Mentioned in the John Adair 1944 book, Eskiesose (C.G. Wallace's spelling) preferred to work without strangers watching him, as he insisted his silver would not melt correctly.


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