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Intriguing, early David Yurman brass buckle. David Yurman began his illustrious career as a sculptor, and in fact, he apprenticed with modernist sculptor Jacques Lipchitz. In the 1960's, he also established his own studio in Greenwich Village and worked for various sculptors, including Theodore Roszak and Edward Meshekoff, doing large-scale public works. In the 1970's, he transitioned to artisanal jewelry creation, experimenting with different materials in the process. I believe this buckle originated during this transitional period.
The buckle is 3 and 3/4 inches by 2 and 1/4 inches, and it weighs 60.9 grams. It is brass-tone, and I believe the material is in fact brass.
Signed "Yurman" on the back.
Very good condition. Note that I have not attempted to clean or polish this piece in any way.
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Early David Yurman Brass Buckle Intriguing Design