This is a gorgeous bolo dating from the last quarter of the 1900s, made by esteemed Navajo artist, Doris Smallcanyon who was born 1/6/49. This is a kachina, beautifully made with four pieces of Kingman turquoise and Sleeping Beauty turquoise used in the eyes very lovely silver work and also lovely stones. This bolo measures 3″ high and 1-3/4″ wide across the curve. The tips are very old ones that I’ve seen on some of the finest pieces, 1 high. The tie measures about 37 end to end with the tips. Signed with her usual engraved signature, not marked for silver content, but it is sterling silver at. 925 or at least coin silver at. The condition is excellent vintage, wearable and collectible. There are no problems. The back looks like the patina was mostly cleaned off. The front is not very shiny but there’s some silver polish in some crevises, so it was cleaned in the past but not very recently. Be sure to add me to your. Take a look at my store. Yes, I sometimes can take reasonable offers. It’s less expensive and is also tracked. First Class International is no longer offered by the US Postal Service. Please let me know if you would like to return something. I care that you’re happy and about my accuracy, and will always stand behind my work. When I include pages from published books in my listings it is in accordance with Fair Use Law, which permits the use of source material for discussion, reference, education and criticism. Attributions on many of the old pieces of Native American jewelry are sometimes a moving target. All the books have errors, so in addition to counterchecking, I have developed some expertise over the years and I do care about getting it right, so as more information comes to light I update my listings and also get in touch with my previous buyers, to inform them of any changes in attributions. Everything I sell comes from my personal collection or is something that I would include in my personal collection. I vet every item carefully for quality and condition, and offer you the best. I want you to be able to rely on me for top quality, superb items that are often unique and rare examples of old antique vintage southwest, indian, native american and fine gold and gemstones, whether you’re starting a collection or adding to one, or want something great to wear or gift. My goal is that all my buyers are delighted, that my special pieces find the right homes. The item “Navajo Doris Smallcanyon Signd Bolo Kachina Kingman & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise” is in sale since Tuesday, May 09, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry”. The seller is “aaplover” and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
- Artisan: Doris Smallcanyon, Signed
- Dimensions Bolo: 3″ High x 1-3/4″ Wide, along the curve
- Tips Height: 1″
- Tie Length End to End w Tips: c. 37″
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States