This wonderful belt buckle features an owl! The main body and wings are raised! This piece features Mediterranean coral, turquoise, mother-of-pearl, black onyx, and another type of shell. This wonderful piece is in very good condition! It is marked by the maker F.C. Gasper. F.C. Gasper stands for the husband and wife duo; Filbert and Clara Gasper. One of their main claims to fame is making owls. They are from the Zuni tribe and they make beautiful pieces! If you love owls, then do not pass on this buckle! This piece does feature permanent marker on the back. Permanent marker was used by the trading outpost to code their piece. The code would be their "inventory number" meaning it would let them know how much it costed them to make or purchase the piece. The buckle tested as solid sterling silver; except for the attached the hardware; as usual.
Approximate Weight: 47 grams
Length - 2 3/4"
Width - 1 7/8"
Max Belt Fitment - 1 1/4"
Filbert and Clara Gasper Zuni Native American Sterling Silver Owl Belt Buckle