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Belt, A Vintage, Buckle, Inlay, Turquoise, Ranger, Virgil Dishta, Hallmark, Vintage ‘70s, 400

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More and more, works by the Dishta family of artisans are becoming highly sought after collectibles, and this 1970s vintage beauty by the late Virgil Dishta is a fabulous find. The gorgeous tooled leather strap is finished with a ranger-style buckle adorned with an ornate arrangement of oval, teardrop, and snake eye stones of bright blue turquoise, accented by sterling silver drops and rope details. The buckle is accompanied by a matching tip and keeper for a statement piece that’s beautiful from tip to tip!

Virgil Dishta, Jr. (?-2015; Zuni). Active since 1960s. Inlay; cluster work jewelry. Son of Virgil Dishta Sr. Virgil Dishta shared on of the stamps with his wife Lena Dishta.

Mark: V & L DISTA;  V Dishta S /S

  • artist: Virgil Distha
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: V DISHTA
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise, leather strap
  • buckle: 2" x 1 3/4"
  • weight: 42 grams
  • strap: 32"
  • nice vintage condition
  • stone is secure in its setting
  • no stone chips or hairline fractures
  • stone abrasions commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina
  • wear from use
  • style: Belt-400
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