RARE! Levi's Saddleman R. Schaezlein & Son Sterling 12k Gold Western Belt Buckle

RARE! Levi's Saddleman R. Schaezlein & Son Sterling 12k Gold Western Belt Buckle

This listing is for the hand engraved sterling silver Levi Strauss belt buckle with blue velvet covered case that you see in the photos. It was donated to our thrift store and we where not told it's history. Some research tells us that it might have been made in the 1950's and that it is very likely rare or difficult to find for sale. We leave it to the buyer to decide how old it is. We guarantee it to be authentic.

The buckle measures close to 3 ½ by 2 ½ inches. The opening for the belt measures close to 1 ½ inches. It weighs close to 79 grams. The reverse is stamped, "R. Schaezlein, & Son 1/10 12k Overlay, Sterling". The inside of the case is marked, "Levi Straus & Co. Since 1850". We believe that the case is original to the buckle. A man with his saddle is depicted in gold on the front. "Levi's" is engraved underneath the man. There are four gold flowers at the corners that have ruby colored "jewels" in them. We do not know if they are genuine rubies or not. Judging by new Schaezlien buckles that are currently being sold we think that they probably are however, we do not guarantee that they are.

The condition is much like you see it in the photos and general description. The condition is much like you see it in the photos.
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