Bolo, Inlay, Vintage, Comanche, Quam, Hallmark, 919

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A great bolo can go a long way in adding an element of awesome to an outfit -- it’s unexpected and impossible to ignore!

Created by renowned Zuni artisan Ralph Quam, this bold vintage bolo features a beautiful slide in the likeness of a Comanche chief crafted in intricate channel inlay using stones of black onyx, turquoise, spiny oyster, coral, and mother of pearl, outlined in sterling silver. The cord is a braided leather tipped with sterling silver aiguillettes. It’s an eye-catching piece on anyone -- guy or gal!

Ralph Quam (1914-deceased; Zuni). Mosaic inlay; incised faces; Comanche figural heads. Ralph Quam shared some marks with his wife Fannie Quam.

Marks:R. Q (etched); R. QUAM; R & F; R & F QUAM
  • artist: Ralph Quam, deceased
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • markings: R QUAM
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise, onyx, spiny oyster, coral, mother of pearl
  • dimensions: 38" end to end 
  • shield: 3" x 3 1/2"
  • weight: 56 grams
  • closure: tension clamp
  • condition: excellent nice vintage condition with light oxidation and wear
  • style number: JN919
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