This is a fabulous Turquoise & Copper Bolo Tie made by a Native American craftsman and sold by Bell Trading Post. This large bolo pendant is from their Corinthian line made in the 1950's. It is a large round copper pendant with bezel set bright blue turquoise cabochons on a deeply textured surface. This piece is entirely covered with turquoise, most pieces in the line had many fewer pieces. This is the largest and best piece in the Corinthian line. Each piece was unique and hand crafted. The tie is a long black braided leather and is finished with copper stamped aglets. The back has scratches and does show wear, but the front is in excellent condition. It has the original patina and could be polished if you want.
The Bell Trading Company sold Native American Indian jewelry at various tourist locations in the Southwest until 1972. It was based in Albuquerque New Mexico.
Pendant is marked SOLID COPPER with logo of Bell Trading Post on the back
Pendant Size: 2¾ inches
Length: 36 inches (leather tie)
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Bell Trading Turquoise & Copper Corinthian Bolo Tie