Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. Today up for your consideration is this STUNNING Navajo - Leonard Nez Sterling Silver with Mediterranean Red Coral Bolo & Belt Buckle Set. This remarkable Buckle and Bolo set is 3 dimensional, completely handmade with astonishingly and precise silver work. The set is well balanced and has pleasing design.
You can dress it up for that special occasion or it looks great with a par of jeans…
Ref., American Indian Jewelry III: M-Z 2,100 Artist Biographies
BY GREGORY SCHAFF ASSISTED BY ANGIE YAN SCHAAF
Leonard Nez (stamps L.M. Nez; or full name), (shares stamp with wife)
(Navajo, active ca. 1980s-present: gold & silver, set stone jewelry, bowls, spoons; rodeo performer)
BORN: ca. 1960s; RESIDENCE: Holbrook, AZ; Cañoncito, NM
FAMILY: nephew of James Begay, Sr.; brother of Jonathan Nez; half-brother of Ned Nez; husband of Marion Nez; father of Bettyilyn Nez; one other daughter; two sons
EDUCATION: Holbrook High School, AZ
TEACHER: Marion Nez, his wife
AWARDS: 1993, Best of Show, Santa Monica Arts & Crafts, CA; 1994, 2nd, Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, NM; Best of Show, Amarillo Arts & Crafts, TX
COLLECTIONS: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
GALLERIES: John & Barbara Chaney, Chaney’s Turquoise Direct; Packard’s on the Plaza, Santa Fe; Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Manitou Springs, CO; Garland’s Indian Jewelry, Sedona, AZ; Wrights Indian Art, Albuquerque, NM; Southwest Silver Gallery, NM
PUBLICATIONS: New Mexico Magazine August 1999:66; Wright 2000: 124; Schaaf 2003:247.
“Leonard is a master silversmith who works both in silver and gold and has won awards at some of the most prestigious competitions. Leonard Nez is a quiet and deeply spiritual man who finds his inspiration from the Lord, his daughter and from people who appreciate his work.” (Southwest Silver Gallery)
Inventory #: 408NAV500
Buckle Size: L. 2 7/8" x W. 2 5/8"
Bolo Size: L. 2 7/8” x W. 2 11/16” – Tips: 2 5/8” Strap hangs 19.5”
Weight: 247.3g or 8.72oz
Artist/Hallmark: Leonard Nez - Navajo
Condition: Excellent Condition
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