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Coat of Arms Overlay Bolo Tie

Hopi Jewelry

About The Coat of Arms Overlay Bolo Tie

There are winged elements.  A stylized wave pattern suggests water.  Geometric scrolling is attached to triangular shapes.   Its substantial tips suggest pendants from a pendulum clock.

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Gallery Price $425.00

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There are winged elements.  A stylized wave pattern suggests water.  Geometric scrolling is attached to triangular shapes.   Its substantial tips suggest pendants from a pendulum clock.

About the Artist "Hopi silver jewelry has been crafted over a period of 100 plus years, beginning just before 1900 and continuing today. By the mid-1930's some of the silversmiths had begun to mark their jewelry with a personal stamp referred to as a silvermark, but is commonly called a hallmark by collectors. Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton in the late 1930's sought to encourage Hopi silversmiths. She stated "There is only one way to make Hopi silversmithing worthwhile, it must be different from any other Indian silversmithing. They must produce Hopi silver, not Navajo, Pueblo, or Zuni. . . using only Hopi design. Overlay, as used in Hopi silverwork, is basically a piece of silver with a design cut out of it--a negative design. . . The silver that is left after the design has been cut out of it is the part used. This piece is soldered onto a sheet of plain silver and the inside of the design oxidized to show up black against the polished silver." Hopi Silver The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing by Margaret Nickelson Wright
Medium Sterling silver and black braided leather
Troy ounces 1.59 troy ounces
Size 2 1/4" height X 1 5/8" width. Tips measure 2 1/2" in length.
Signed No
Date of creation 1970's
Condition Excellent
Provenance CP 3051, consigned by a man whose aunt collected with a fine eye
Gram weight 49.2 grams
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