This Navajo, Murray Jackson (MJ) signed belt buckle is sterling silver and turquoise nugget belt buckle boasts a detailed sun and feather design on a domed oval with a slight indent in the center for the bezel set turquoise stone.
Buckle measures 2.75" X 2" inches and rises up 1/2" an inch from the rim to the top of the stone. The turquoise stones measures 1/2" X 3/8" of an inch. Back of buckle is hallmarked "MJ Sterling". Excellent condition. Not polished, but it can be softly polished with a Sunshine Cloth if the buyer so desires.
This elegant buckle has an interesting provenance. It came from the estate of a Pittsburgh steel tycoon family, from the lady whose father and grandfather knew Winston Churchill well (She showed me the sterling silver and carved jade dragon handle humidor box gifted to them by Mr. Churchill, as well as a photo of her father playing badminton with Churchill ...wearing Bermuda-style shorts, no less!), circa WWII era. Winston Churchill visited this family several times during World War II, regarding production of steel for the war industry for Great Britain under the Lend-Lease Act (1941-1945).