Charles Gardiner, Antiques
Belt Buckle by Ward E. Herrmann



 
The buckle is 3-1/8 inches long, 2-3/16 inches tall, about 5/16 inches thick and weighs 5 ounces. It was made to hold a 1-1/2 inch wide belt strap, probably for jeans or hunting pants.

The enamelled image of ducks in flight is signed "Ward E. Herrmann" and dated "1979". It appears to be hand-painted, then sealed with clear acrylic. Rather than a "production piece", I think it may well be a one-of-a-kind example of "artwear".

Primarily known as a wildlife artist, painter, illustrator and sculptor Ward Herrman lived and worked most of his life in the Catskills of New York state, where he was Art Director at the State University of New York at Delhi. 

Ward Herrmann passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at his daughter and son-in-law's home in Waco, Texas. RIP.

SOLD
 

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