Classic Vintage Johnson & Held 'End of the Trail' Inlay, Nickel, & Brass Western Buckle
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Classic Vintage Johnson & Held 'End of the Trail' Inlay, Nickel, & Brass Western Buckle

Code: wt70002etf

$175.00


Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Classic vintage, late 1970s Johnson & Held "End of the Trail" inlay, nickel, and brass Western buckle hand-made in Chicago. The center features black enamel inlay with the image of an American Indian is mounted on his horse, slumped over from exhaustion - meant to portray the impact of the Frontier settlements and the plight of indigenous people. Originally cast in plaster, by famous sculptor James Earle Fraser, it was intended to be cast in bronze, but WWI shortages prevented this. The sculpture was first revealed at the San Francisco Exposition in 1915, but was 'forgotten' during the war, and after a period of deterioration it was restored in 1968 by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Today the sculpture rests in the entryway of the Oklahoma City museum.

VINTAGE: Circa late 1970s

SIZE: Approximately 3-3/8" x 2-1/4"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enamel inlay, nickel, brass

ATTACHMENT: Loop and prong for belt attachment

MARKINGS: "100% HANDCRAFTED JOHNSON & HELD LTD. DENVER, COLO."

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Western collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. shop-cc MAEX16 LAGEX6/16

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The buckle shows minor to moderate wear, verdigris on reverse, nearly all the enamel details remain intact, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.