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* DRAGONFLY *

Material: Brass
Diameter: 1 - 7//8"
Belt Width: Fits a belt up to 1-1/2" wide

Carl Tasha's work is exciting, unique, and varied. His buckles -- which are limited editions -- are small, exquisite works of art for wearing, collecting, and giving as gifts.

LIMITED EDITION
#358 of an Edition of 1,000
This stunning buckle is studio signed and numbered on the front "C Tasha 358 / 1000." A maker's mark is on the back.

Carl Tasha was a sculptor and painter who is most widely known for his sculpture and his captivating jewelry and buckles. Many people have collected his work since the 1960’s. This elegant design was created by Carl in the 1970’s. It is a real beauty. (There is more about Carl’s work and this design at the bottom of the listing.)

SHIPPING
Shipping by Insured First Class Mail is free within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. A tracking number will be provided.

FAQ - Some questions we have received from collectors.

1. What exactly is a limited edition?
An edition that is limited to a declared number. Once that number is reached, no more will be made.

2. What creates the finish on the buckles?
The buckles are hand patinated and then buffed (polished), leaving the patina in the undercuts. This increases the three-dimensionality and produces a durable finish. Over time brass will oxidize. The finish can be allowed to darken or can be kept bright. Care instructions are included with the buckle.

MORE ABOUT CARL TASHA'S WORK
Carl Tasha, who passed away a few years ago, lived most of his life in Provincetown, Massachusetts, at the tip of Cape Cod. He is most widely known for his sculpture, jewelry and buckles.

HOW HE WORKED
The distinctive style of his work is due in part to the specific metalsmithing techniques he used and developed: melting bronze rods with a hand-held torch, guiding the flowing metal with the melting rod, forging the work (bending and hammering) as the metal cooled, and sometimes fusing separate elements together to form one piece.

THIS DESIGN
The smooth, almost mirror-like, surfaces were produced during the forging process by hammering the metal as it cooled. (Also note how this design is enhanced by the patina in the undercuts, which increases its three-dimensionality.)

LIMITED EDITIONS
The limited editions of his designs have all been produced over the years by Carl Tasha Designs in Limited Editions, the studio founded by Carl and Nancy Gribbin in the early 1970’s to make castings of his work. My sister met Carl and Nancy in those early years, and it is through her that I have been able to arrange to offer buckles from the editions that are still open and being produced by the studio. Just as in prior years, each piece is made under the careful eye and hand of Nancy Gribbin.

Carl Tasha Collectible Dragonfly Brass Belt Buckle Cape Cod Artist

$120.00

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Material: brass
  • Only ships within United States.
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