Description: This is a great older bolo tie. The slide portion features a thunderbird design set with turquoise, white shell, spiny oyster and onyx inlay. The cord is braided black leather with nice sterling silver tips. Tested as sterling silver. This bolo is from the famous, Jewel Box collection. The Jewel Box was owned by Morrey and Honeylou Resnick. They opened in 1949 and were located in downtown Phoenix. Later it was moved to North Central Avenue, until it closed in May, 2006. Over the years, they amassed a large collection of Native American Jewelry. Several of their pieces were photographed in the famous Arizona Highways turquoise issues from the 1970s, including the well-known magazines of the January 1974 issue, the August 1974 issue and the March 1975 issue.
Maker: Unmarked, but vintage Zuni style.
Approx Age: Circa 1950s - 1960s (based on style, appearance and the back "loops" construction for the bolo cord).
Size: Slide measures approx. 1 5/8" wide X 1 5/8" long. It's on a 36" braided leather cord with sterling tips. Weighs approx. 22.5 grams.
Condition: Good for its age. Normal wear and minor imperfections expected on used and vintage items. Cord is a little frayed (appears to be original).
Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description.