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Belt, A Vintage, Concho, Turquoise, Hallmark, Old Pawn, 1950-1960, 249

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This statement-making Old Pawn vintage belt by renowned Navajo artisan Roger Skeet, Jr. is a wide leather strap adorned with 9 classic sterling silver scallop conchos adorned with turquoise cabochons, alternated by 10 butterfly concho spacers, and finished with a complementing double-mustache concho frame buckle adorned with 4 turquoise cabochons. Timeless, classic, a southwestern style staple – this concho belt is a collector.

Roger Skeet Jr(b. 1932 -; Navajo) traditional styles; stamp work; chisel’ repoussé; set stones concho belts, bracelets, necklaces. Son of Roger Skeet Sr. (1900 - 1959) a smith for C. G. Wallace, and brother of Anderson Skeets.

Marks: Roger Skeet, Jr (mark in mid-1950s; first example is a busted stamp); R; R S

Mark Bahti’s book, Silver + Stone - Profiles of American Indian Jewelers, Skeet states, "I would like to have gone to school and served my people on the tribal council." However, as the oldest of eight children, his father chose him at the age of eight, to stay at home and learn the silversmithing trade.

  • artist: Roger Skeet Jr. (b. 1932) deceased
  • affiliation: Navajo
  • hallmarks: RS
  • materials: sterling silver, leather, turquoise
  • dimensions on buckle: 3" x 2"
  • 9 conchos @ 2 1/2" x 2"
  • 10 butterfly spacers @ 1" x 1 3/4"
  • belt fits 38", width is 2"
  • weight: 610 grams
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • two stones with hairline fractures
  • stone abrasions commensurate with age
  • light wear from ethnographic use
  • silver has a nice patina
  • style: BELT-249
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  • Many of the jewelry items we sell are antique, vintage, and/or pre-owned. We acquire these pieces from dealers in New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, who work exclusively with Native American jewelry and art. That means they had a life before we found them, and they may show evidence of that previous life; signs of wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, broken stones, etc. We strive to be accurate and transparent in our descriptions of these pieces.

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