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Belt, A Vintage, Buckle, Inlay, Horse Profiles, Turquoise, Mike Simplicio, Hallmark, Vintage, 278


Crafted by the legendary (late) Zuni artisan Mike Simplicio, this bold belt buckle is a sterling silver shield ornately detailed with stampwork and applique, adorned with a pair of inlay horse heads in profile crafted with mother of pearl and tortoise shell and complemented by a trio of turquoise triangles. The vintage strap is a chic chocolate brown leather with traditional western foliage tooling. This belt is a collector’s item!

Mike Simplicio (1937-1976; Zuni). Active 1950s - 1970s. Nugget work; appliqué. The late Mike Simplicio shared marks with his wife Sarah Simplicio. Son of Dan Simplicio. 

Marks: M (with a tide); MIKE; M. SIMPLICIO; M. S.; M. S. SIMPLICIO

  • artist: Mike Simplicio, d
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: M.B. Simplicio Zuni
  • materials: sterling silver, tortoiseshell, mother of pearl, turquoise, vintage leather strap 
  • dimensions: 
  • weight: 54 grams (buckle only)
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • no stone chips or hairline fractures
  • stone abrasions commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina
  • wear from use
  • style: Belt-278
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