About the Artist:
Bergamot had its humble beginning in Fox River Grove, Illinois in September, 1970. The first "factory" was a 10-foot by 14-foot smokehouse that rented for $35 a month! Over the years the company has grown to be considered the premier Art Foundry of its type in the world. Located now in Delavan, Wisconsin, the factory now encompasses 100,000 square feet, is three blocks long, and has 100 dedicated employees.
For over thirty years, the artists and craftsmen of Bergamot have been creating the finest works of art in metal. Over this period, Bergamot artisans have produced over 38,000 stock and custom designs, currently manufacturing more than 2,000,000 castings per year. With a focus on solid metal castings, as well as offerings in bronze and sterling silver, Bergamot products are superior in every respect, in a wide pricing spectrum.
This Bergamot pewter belt buckle from the 1980s features the logo of the Winchester Rifle company and sports a retriever with a duck in its mouth in the center of the buckle. This rare oblong buckle has an intricately carved floral design around the outside edges of its front, along with raised images of the dog, duck and cattails covered in multi-colored enamel. On the reverse side of the belt buckle are the Bergamot logo, a “Made in USA” imprint on a map, the stock number “F-600,” and the Winchester trademark and license information.
This wonderful men’s belt buckle is in near mint condition, with visible signs of light wear from handling, but it is well preserved for its age. This buckle will accommodate a belt no wider than 1.75 inches.
This hard-to-find belt buckle would make a great gift for the collector on your special list or a fine way to complete your own collection of quality display pieces. But, hey, don’t just collect this marvelous belt buckle, wear it!
Note: As part of our Annual Summertime Sale, purchase of the Hunting Retriever & Winchester Rifle Belt Buckle comes with a free $20 Dogbotz Boneyard gift certificate, which can be redeemed during a future purchase at our online store. The expiration date of the gift certificate is one year after purchase of this item.