Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Oscar's Bisbee Turquoise Western Buckle

Bisbee turquoise from the Arizona town of the same name has an interesting source history worth Googling for detail specifics. Like so many Navajo silversmiths from Gallup, Oscar Alexius is a veteran of glory rodeo days as a bull rider. He is historically distinguished as one of a group of Gallup silversmiths, which includes Harry Morgan, credited with reviving old-style traditional Navajo Indian jewelry. The Bisbee turquoise cabochon in this fine buckle measure 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches. The buckle is 3 1/4 inches horizontally. Price is $359. I hope it finds a place of ownership honor with an Arizona cowboy.