Parade Saddle (silvered) of Mexican Origin for Pasadena Rose Parade, c1940 (112186)

Currency:USD Category:Western Americana Start Price:1,750.00 USD Estimated At:3,500.00 - 6,000.00 USD
Parade Saddle (silvered) of Mexican Origin for Pasadena Rose Parade, c1940  (112186)
3,600.00USDto d*******f+ (900.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2020 Feb 17 @ 16:01UTC-8 : PST
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Very high quality and ornate sterling silvered Mexican Charro parade-style saddle, with matching sabre, sombrero and accoutrements. This is a tremendous lot that appears to contain all the matching parts. Saddle, headstall with silver horsehoe bit; reins, matching breast collar with inlaid silver horseshoes; tapaderos with six silver horseshoes; stirrup leather fancy stitching and punched 6" crass; saddle drape with 6 silver horseshoes - the drapes are incredibly fancy, with rawhide leatherwork in floral patterns and prominant roses and rosettes, concealed saddle bags, attached fancy strap for sabre or riatta with 3 silver horseshoes; rawhide latigo ties. Horsehair cinch, 4 large 5" D rings on saddle riggings, all silver inlaid with floral patterns. Sombrero with silver brocaid on the rim and silver patterns in thread. maker obscured, sweat band slightly detatched. Mexican sword with matching leather scabbard, silver inlaid snake hilt, Mexican engraved scene on the blade, made by "A. Aragon, Oax." Comes with an extra horsehair cinch, probably older than the saddle by several decades.

This saddle was possibly made about 1940. Saddles such as these were made in Charro shops in Mexico and were very popular among wealthy Texans and Californians. This particular saddle appears to be perhaps custom made for a rider in the famous Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, as evidenced by the prominant and intricate roses in rawhide on the drapes. The saddle itself was probably constructed by at least four different artisans: a silversmith; the saddle tree (by a Collima maker with the label on the cantle); the foundation leather (a Puebla maker mark is on the rear of the skirt); and the exterior leather artist. This is a wonderful western saddle. Thanks to Ken Osborne and BN.

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