A wonderful sterling and turquoise belt buckle by Carmello "Pat" Patania who was the brother of Frank Patania Sr.An innovative Modernist design, this piece measures 2 5/8" by 2 1/8" and weighs 47.2 grams. The reverse of the buckle has an unusual copper coating over the silver which is worn in one spot. Otherwise, fine original condition with beautiful saw tooth bezel set stones which are free of cracks or chips. Signed CP Sterling as shown in the photo. I purchased this buckle from the original owner who acquired this buckle directly from Carmello Patania. I recently learned from Mark Bahti, owner of the Thunderbird Shop,that the design of this buckle was created by the Patanias for the Tucson Festival Society.