Bolo Tie w/ New Black Braided Leather Bolo Cord and Fancy Tips. 1.76" X 1.4". Fancy Sterling Tips 2.25 length. Lanyard length is 20" X 2 = 40".33.0 grams = 1.06 Troy ounces. Zuni Jacob "Jake" Halloo Belt Buckle and Bolo Tie Set. This wonderful Belt Buckle and Bolo Tie Set was made by the famous and talented Zuni artist Jake Halloo. He became active in producing jewelry from the 1950's. Husband of Lola Pinto Halloo, he is also the father of Jake Livingston and uncle of Dennis Edaakie. His daughter Rolanda makes jewelry of a similar theme, but hers have distinctive bird beaks that are radically bent downwards and backwards at the tips of the bird beaks.
You may not be surprised to hear that Lolita Natachu and Nancy Laconsello also picked up some stylistic themes from their teacher Jake. This wild bird is variously described as a Gooney Bird (as in Albatross), Hopi Bird, and even as a Thunderbird. I'm not entirely comfortable with any of those descriptions.I'm a big fan of Joan Miro, the Spanish artist. I like to imagine that Jake Halloo liked Miro's work. These old pieces are Not stamped on the reverse side of both the Buckle and Bolo pendant with a hallmark.
The Fancy tips are also Sterling Silver. I have found no defects like cracked or loose shells, noticeable scratches, etc. In the Belt, Bolo pendant, or the Bolo Tips. I have found no imperfections in the Mother of Pearl shells or stones.
The inlay is tight and masterful! Please, look at the pictures carefully. The braided black leather bolo cord is New and it still a bit stiff. The Sterling Silver all has a heavy tarnish...
The bolo tie clasp helps us date the set as being from this period and perhaps about half a century old. By the way, I've traded hundreds of bolos with Bennett clasps and this is the first one that I can remember seeing with this smaller manufacturers name stamped on the clasp. This set has been not been abused and is in quite remarkable condition for an old Buckle and Bolo set. I believe that you will be pleased! It is quite rare, and it is rare for me to say that.
The workmanship is exceptional and fine. The Buckle and Bolo feature a stone on stone inlay (overlay-inlay) pattern of several Stone, Coral, and Shell color varieties. The Buckle and Bolo are each built up on a Sterling Silver base that has numerous pieces of these shells and stones set tightly into the intricate Sterling Silver cut out top frame form.
I love the colors chosen and the composition of the shells, coral, and stone that creates such a radiant and intriguing pattern. You might be willing to bet that the surface has offset angles. Funny, it looks that way, but it is in fact extremely smooth when you run your finger across the slightly convex surface of the front. This is a highly desirable and magical museum quality jewelry set. This amazing Belt Buckle and Bolo Tie is full of character and may be immediately recognized by many people as quality collectible Native jewelry.When you take a look at the pictures, please inspect the bolo pendant and buckle carefully for the fine detail in both design and execution. Your friends may compliment you and your taste in Zuni Jewelry. Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below. AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I - Gregory Schaff - page 170.
AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II' Gregory Schaff. "HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright. "THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart. "ZUNI THE ART AND THE PEOPLE"- Bell- Volume I-III. "KNIFEWING AND RAINBOWMAN IN ZUNI JEWELRY" - Toshi Sei - page 82.
JAKE JACOB HALLOO Zuni Bird BELT BUCKLE BOLO TIE SET Sterling Silver" is in sale since Sunday, August 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry"." and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Luxembourg, Uruguay.