Zuni Inlay Bolo & Belt Buckle Set by John Lucio

Western Trading Post

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
Adding to cart… The item has been added

DESCRIPTION: Up for consideration is a Zuni inlay bolo and belt buckle set by John Lucio. Both the buckle and the slide feature the same stunning eagle dancer  theme with inlay of turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, and onyx. The inlay is accented by phenomenal silver work of twisted wire and dots that have exquisitely done hand stamped designs; the matching buckle specifically has small, snake figures going towards the eagle. The slide sits on a great black, braided leather cord, with sterling silver tips.

MAKER: Hallmarked J. LUCIO. John Lucio (1919-1984; Zuni). Active 1930s-1980s. John Lucio was born on 4 May 1919, in Zuni, McKinley, New Mexico, United States, his father, Luceo, was 42 and his mother, Tsahalugtetsetsa, was 33. He died in December 1984, in Zuni, McKinley, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 65. John started his jewelry craft in the early 1950s as an apprentice to several of the older masters in Zuni. He soon became a master of the art with his work being very collectable. 

APPROX AGE: Circa late 1970s-early 1980s.

SIZE: The braided leather cord measures 36 inches including the tips, with the slide measuring 2-1/2 inches wide x 2-1/8 inches tall. The buckle measures 3-1/8 inches wide x 2-1/4 inches tall, and fits up to a 1-1/2 inch belt. The total weight for these items is 87.0 grams.

CONDITION: Good for its age, normal wear expected. Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description and are hereby incorporated into the description, specifically with regards to condition.

SHIPPING: There will be a $5 handling / packaging fee for shipping this lot. The actual cost of postage will be added on top of that.