JOE H. QUINTANA STERLING CORAL CONCHO BELT
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All Items: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Native American: Pre 1960: item # 809419
P.O. Box 812465
Wellesley, MA 02482
|An amazing sterling and coral concho belt by Cochiti silversmith Joe H. Quintana. There are 12 conchos measuring 2" horizontally and 1 1/2" vertically in addition to the belt buckle with center coral measuring 2 1/4" horizontally and 1 1/4" vertically. The leather belt including the buckle measures 38 1/4" end to end and the leather is 1 1/4" wide. All in fine original condition and weighing a total of 257 grams. Hallmarked JHQ on the reverse of the buckle. During his lifetime, Quintana was considered one of the most innovative and versatile Native silversmiths. His unique designs, craftsmanship and attention to detail, as exemplified by this piece, earned him a place among the great 20th century silversmiths. You can read about him in the book JOE H. QUINTANA:MASTER IN METAL by Irma Bailey. Once you see his work you will not forget it.|