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Helen and Lincoln Zunie (deceased)... Unsigned, Vintage, Inlay, Saddle Horse Bolo Tie

Circa late 1970's - 1980's

Provenance - Originally purchased at the Billy Martin Store in NYC, Circa 1980's.  Billy Martin was the NY Yankee baseball team manager. From there it was purchased by a Columbia University professor who later traded it to me.

This is the quality that made Zuni Inlay famous (although inlay is now made by many people). It was the Zuni who began this style of Southwest jewelry in the 1920's.

Very thin gauge silver channels are perfectly inlaid with beautiful Shell and Gemstones. Thin gauge, silver, channel work like this is very difficult since the heat necessary to lay the solder could easily melt or warp the silver.

The shell and gemstones are meticulously shaped and inlaid by
hand... electricity did not arrive in Zuni until
the early 1960's.

Notice the fastener on the back is handmade (not a jewelry
supply store bought Bennett Clip) and the work itself is extremely
graceful as in the style of Frank Vacit, Lambert Homer,
Leo Poblano and Teddy Weahkee... some of the the great Zuni
artisans who began it all.

This Rare Helen and Lincoln Zuni Inlay Horse Bolo Tie measures 
3" tall x 2 1/2" long. 

I occassionally see very poor copies and forgeries of this piece. ** This is the original. It is superb, one of a kind. A wonderful example of early Zuni Pueblo Inlay when fine jewelry was meticulously made by hand with swiss watchmaker files. 

Included is the original leather string tie and silver tips with, of course, the same silver blue patina as it's Bolo Tie.

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Helen and Lincoln Zunie (deceased)... Unsigned, Vintage, Inlay, Saddle Horse Bolo Tie

Circa late 1970's - 1980's

Provenance - Originally purchased at the Billy Martin Store in NYC, Circa 1980's.  Billy Martin was the NY Yankee baseball team manager. From there it was purchased by a Columbia University professor who later traded it to me.

This is the quality that made Zuni Inlay famous (although inlay is now made by many people). It was the Zuni who began this style of Southwest jewelry in the 1920's.

Very thin gauge silver channels are perfectly inlaid with beautiful Shell and Gemstones. Thin gauge, silver, channel work like this is very difficult since the heat necessary to lay the solder could easily melt or warp the silver.

The shell and gemstones are meticulously shaped and inlaid by
hand... electricity did not arrive in Zuni until
the early 1960's.

Notice the fastener on the back is handmade (not a jewelry
supply store bought Bennett Clip) and the work itself is extremely
graceful as in the style of Frank Vacit, Lambert Homer,
Leo Poblano and Teddy Weahkee... some of the the great Zuni
artisans who began it all.

This Rare Helen and Lincoln Zuni Inlay Horse Bolo Tie measures 
3" tall x 2 1/2" long. 

I occassionally see very poor copies and forgeries of this piece. ** This is the original. It is superb, one of a kind. A wonderful example of early Zuni Pueblo Inlay when fine jewelry was meticulously made by hand with swiss watchmaker files. 

Included is the original leather string tie and silver tips with, of course, the same silver blue patina as it's Bolo Tie.

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