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Belt, A Vintage, Inlay, Conestoga wagon, Hallmark, Vintage, 529



We are thrilled to be able to offer this awesome belt and buckle set byVirgil & Lena Dishta, Jr. This magnificent duo features a detailed wagon-themed inlay of turquoise, onyx, mother of pearl, and tiny hints of coral. The silverwork has a phenomenal level of detail and includes twisted wire, diamond and flower applique and decorative loops. Completing the buckle is a horseshoe shaped sterling silver border. It is paired with a simple black tooled leather belt that helps each of the buckle details pop. If this piece caught your eye just like us then you will not want to pass it up.

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

Lena Dishta (1951-2005; Zuni). Fabricated; channel inlay. Lena Dishta shared one of the stamps with her husband Virgil Dishta, Jr. 

  • artist: Virgil & Lena Distha Jr. (d)
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: V&L DISHTA (on applied plate)
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise, mother of pearl, onyx, coral, leather strap
  • measurements: buckle: 3 1/8" x 2 1/2", strap: 31"-35"
  • weight:  buckle: 82 grams
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • abrasions and surface wear commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina
  • light wear from use
  • style: Belt-529
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