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Belt, A Vintage, Concho, Coral, Repousse, Hallmark, Vintage, 369


A rare and remarkable vintage find by the late Navajo artisan Orville Tsinnie,this stunning belt has seven conchos each adorned with a coral cabochon, eight butterflies, and the rectangular buckle with two coral cabochons. The silverwork features traditional scalloped edges with hand stamped designs and repousse styling throughout. The conchos are seated on a supple brown leather belt. This is a timeless classic and a collector’s piece.

Orville Z. Tsinnie (1943-2017: Navajo). Active since 1970s. traditional; heavy gauge silver; incorporates various stones or fossilized dinosaur bone; wrapped wire.  Orville Tsinnie shared a stamp with his wife Darlene Tsinnie. Son of Ann Yellohorse. 1999 IACA Lifetime Achievement award. Multiple award winner.

Marks: TSINNIE (early mark); O Z D T Orville Tsinnie of New Mexico (script, and two Ship-rock symbols; since1980, on smaller pieces); Orville Tsinnie Shiprock NM (script; on larger pieces)

  • artist: Orville Z. Tsinnie, deceased
  • affiliation: Navajo
  • hallmarks: TSINNIE (above the Shiprock symbol)
  • materials: sterling silver, coral, leather strap
  • dimensions of conchos: 11 @ 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"
  • dimensions of buckle: 3" x 2"
  • dimensions of conchos: 3" x 3 1/4"
  • butterfly spacers: 2" x 1"
  • length: 40"
  • weight: 598 grams
  • 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
  • style: BELT-369

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