This vintage sterling silver bolo tie features a shield with inlaid mosaic abalone shell around a Mayan Sun face. Both the face and the sterling edge is hand etched.
The triangular shield measures 1 1/2 by 1 5/8 inches. The back of it is hallmarked with an Eagle 50 and the '925' triangle. Around it...PLATADE JALISCO - JFCM - GUAD MEX (for Guadalajara Mexico).
The 'tie' is a woven braid of celluloid/plastic strands. Two sterling silver ends finish it off. The bolo slides along the cord to adjust where you want it. The cord measures 41 inches around. The silver bolo and ends weigh about 12 grams.
This was made some time between 1948 and 1980. This JFCM maker's mark is listed in the Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks by Bille Hougart. We've left the original patina unpolished. Slight wear along the tie cord but overall in excellent vintage condition.
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