😢SOLD – ROBERT AND BERNICE LEEKYA ZUNI Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver Belt Buckle


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  • Beautiful Sterling Silver and Kingman Turquoise belt buckle
  • Hallmarked RLB Husband and wife Robert and Bernice Leekya from Zuni Pueblo are known for their bold turquoise nugget jewelry and channel inlay.
  • Robert (1934-) and Bernice Leekya have been making jewelry since 1953. 
  • Robert was taught the art of silversmithing by his father and famous fetish carver, the esteemed Leekya Deyuse (1889-1966) during the 1940s.
  • Robert started working in in 1953. He has won many awards for his cluster work Robert’s mother was Juanita Cooyate.
  • Bernice Leekya, born in 1920, is the daughter of Zuni artists Doris Ondelacy and Wayne Ondelacy, who taught her inlay and cluster work.
  • Robert and Bernice Leekya have been making beautiful nugget watches, bolos, belt buckles and belts together since the 1960s. To view a fabulous matching bolo tie for sale on this website, please click HERE!
  • To view a similar belt buckle (but half the weight and much smaller size) on this website, please click HERE!
Vintage Excellent
Size of Belt Buckle
3-1/2″ wide x 2-5/8″ tall / accepts up to 1-1/2″ belt
Materials Used
Kingman Turquoise, Sterling Silver
Weight in Grams
Artist’s Identity
Robert and Bernice Leekya, Zuni Silversmiths