Turquoise, Coral, and Sterling Silver Bolo Tie. 3.15" X 2.1".
Will accept a belt strap of up to 1.5. 96.8 grams = 3.11 Troy ounces. This is a classic Mike Simplicio Buckle! He made several like it and a "transposed" version of this design can be found pictured on the page 291 of the book referenced below. It is not signed or Hallmarked...
It was a time when very few Native American Jewelry pieces were signed by the artisans that made them. I'm sure that there was as little doubt then as there is now as to who made this. Since Mike was born in the 1930's and did not start producing jewelry until the 1950's, this would be considered an "early" piece of jewelry as far as his career is concerned.
It is not marked Sterling Silver but is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver. You will notice the Dan Simplicio's (Mike's father) influence in the leaf work, stamping, and magnificent edge filing.
Dan and Mike do their Snakes and Leaves quite distinctly. I've examined it closely and found no condition issues other than the tarnished patina that one might expect from a 50 year old bolo. Other than decades of tarnish patina, there is no evidence of wear. I thank You and look forward to sharing a good experience! Recommended Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below.
"AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaaf - page 291. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY lII: A-L" - Gregory Schaaf - page 262-263. "HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright - page 156. "THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - page 316. "ZUNI JEWELRY" - Theda and Michael Bassman."ZUNI THE ART AND THE PEOPLE VOLUMES 1-3" - Barbara & Ed Bell- Volume1- page 60. The item "Zuni MIKE SIMPLICIO Belt Buckle Sterling Silver-Kingman Turquoise Coral-Snake" is in sale since Tuesday, May 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry".
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