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Artist: Attr: Arnold Cellicion
Circa: 1950's/60's
Providence: Private Collection ML
Our Price: $1,250.00

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Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Product Code: CML8

This beautiful knifewing bolo tie/pendant is handcrafted Zuni work and attributed to artist Arnold Cellicion. Outstanding hand tooled silver work with precisely set inlay of pipe stone, mother of pearl shell, yellow lip shell, jet and natural turquoise. The back portion of the bolo has a pendant hook, pin and the bolo back. Hand crafted, heavy tips. Not hallmarked which was common during this era.

The bolo measures 4" long by
3 1/8" wide. Tips are 2 1/4" long with the entire cord length being 18 1/2" long.
The Zuni are known for their fine silversmithing, which began in the 1870's after learning fundamental techniques from the Navajo. Lanyade was the first Zuni silversmith, who learned the art from Atsidi Chon, a Navajo smith. By 1880, Zuni jewelers already set turquoise in silver. Today jewelry making thrives as an art form in at the Zuni Pueblo. Many Zuni have become master silversmiths and have perfected the skill of stone inlay, channel inlay, needlepoint and petit point. They found that by using small pieces of stone they were able to create intricate designs and unique patterns. Their style of work is very tedious and time consuming.
Unfortunately many of the Zuni jewelry designs have been reproduced overseas and are being sold in the U.S. as authentic Zuni jewelry. Buy from reputable dealers and ask for a written guarantee that the piece is American Zuni made.

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