Premier Fine Art & Antiques Auction
August 29, 2023
Below is just a small portion of the massive selection of high quality art & antiques to be featured in our upcoming August 29th 2023 auction! This auction will span multiple genres of collectibles, including Fine Paintings & Art, Jewelry & Silver, Orientalia, Rare Glass & Lamps, Early & Victorian Furniture, Decoys, Carvings, Coin-Op, & MORE!
CONFEDERATE ARKANSAS BELT BUCKLE.
87.0 x 55.6mm
The rarest of all Confederate state buckles is the oval solder filled Arkansas State seal. Few examples are known and every reference book rates these as rarity 10. This buckle was excavated about 1990 in Knoxville, TN where Confederate troops fought and camped winter 1863-1864. There are only 6 documented survivors, 2 of which are excavated.
This buckle has good collection history owned by prominent dealer/collectors: Nick Periut, Shannon Pritchard, Don Phillips, Rafael Eledge. Buckle accompanied by custom display casing mounted with plaques telling of its history.