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4-Piece Ranger Belt Buckle Set "1860-R"
Hand Engraved Solid Sterling Silver Mission

Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Ranger Belt Buckle Set 'Americana Collection 1860-R'

Close-Up of Belt Buckle Set | Angled Close-Up of Belt Buckle Set

 

The sweet sterling silver 3-piece 1860-R is engraved on a Mission buckle set. As can be seen in the angled photo, the two keepers are connected on the back behind the leather, so although it looks like a 4-piece set, it's actually only 3 pieces.

This is the first Mission set Neil has engraved. It has light, and deceptively simple engraving. The unifying thread is the tight, small scrolls and the running border of small rectangles. Neil has had fun varying the background, where some of it is recessed, while on other sections the scrolls are left open.The engraving on this set is classic 19th century American gun ornamentation. It is lighter, quicker and "cleaner" than most engraving styles at that time. As always, Neil's beautiful mastery of the transition from heavier and darker portions of the design to the lighter, un-engraved parts making for a very attractive ranger set.

Ever pursuing new limits and perspectives on buckle-making, Neil's new Americana Collection is the height of craftsmanship and artistry. These belt buckles are inspired by ornamentation on 19th century American guns, which were mostly engraved by German and Austrian immigrant craftsmen. Among them, engraving by German immigrant LD Nimschke is the most well-known and well-documented, and as such, Neil has found much inspiration perusing the book of "smoke-prints" of Nimschke's work. Pieces in the Americana Collection are simply numbered from 1851 - to as close to 1900 as Neil gets before his body gives out. His goal is to engrave 50 pieces for this collection.

This engraved 1¼" (32mm) ranger set makes a handsome ensemble on any color strap.


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The Americana Collection

Hand Engraved Mission Ranger Belt Buckle Set "1860-R"
Solid Sterling Silver, 1¼" (32mm) wide opening

 

The Americana Collection "1860-R" Mission Ranger Belt Buckle Set only US $ 1,800.-
Belt Buckle Set on Straight Strap US $ 1,885.-
Belt Buckle Set on Tapered Strap US $ 1,895.-

 

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