Looking for an appraisal on this dated 1976 bolo by Lee Begay. The bolo centerpiece measures 2.3 inches in height by 1.8 inches in width. The piece of Bisbee Turquoise measures 1.5 inches in height by 0.9 inches in width. A colleague who deals in NA jewelry estimated about 40 carats of Bisbee.
The reverse of the bolo is signed “Made by Lee Begay” and perpendicular to it, “Bisbee Blue 3-22-76” and price tag written in permanent marker, which may or may not be original.
I’m looking for an approximation of value as well as artist info. The only Lee Begay I found specializes in Tufa Casts, and was born in 1970, so it is unlikely that my bolo was made by him. Perhaps there are two Lee Begay’s?