Colt 1860 Army Revolver

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S/N 183132, .44 caliber, 8” barrel, outstanding Colt 1860 Army Percussion Revolver. Blue and case color finish, 1-piece walnut grips, circa 1869. Condition: excellent bore, 50% bright barrel blue, 20% cylinder blue, 90% case color on frame, 30% fading on loading lever, excellent grips, excellent mechanically, excellent marks.
Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.

Lot 199, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $12,000-18,000.

Historic Santo Domingo Necklace

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Great example of an early and traditional Santo Domingo Jacla necklace. The three-strand necklace is constructed of a variety of turquoise stones, including Lone Mountain and Cerrillos, with alternating heishi spacers, interspersed with spiny oyster, white shells, and jet. The 6” long jacla are tied with string, with coral beads at the top, and white shell “corn.” The necklace measures 22” long overall, including the jacla. Circa 1910. From the collection of Jose Reano, former Governor of the Santa Domingo Pueblo. 
Provenance: Estate of Jose Reano to Margaret Kilgore to current owner.

Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.

Lot 212, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $8,000-12,000.

Original Tin Sign from the Infamous Lincoln Saloon.

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This original hand painted outdoor tin sign, complete with side panels and peak, is from the Lincoln Saloon, circa 1881. Directly from the dusty streets of Lincoln, the sign hung outside the Lincoln Saloon, located directly across the street from the Courthouse where Billy the Kid shot and killed Pat Garrett's deputies, James Bel and Robert Ollinger, while escaping from jail. 

Shown in numerous photos taken in the 1880s and over the years, the sign stood sentry over all manner of Wild West escapades. In apparent un-restored condition. Comprised of 7 separate pieces, the “Lincoln Saloon” painted portion measures 25” tall, and 96” long including the side panels; the peak and embossed lower panel, combined with the rest, measure just over 22 feet wide (267”) by 9 feet tall. A well-preserved and historic piece of Old West architecture and history, it is a classic example of, “if this thing could talk…”

Lot 23, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $8,000-12,000.

Exceptional Winchester 1866 Musket

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S/N 33478, 3rd Model, .44 RF, 27" barrel Winchester musket. Brass and blued iron finish, 24 inch magazine tube (17 cartridges), carbine style butt with trap, 17 inch forearm with 3 bands, brass frame and butt plate, circa 1869. Condition: excellent bright bore, 85% barrel and magazine tube blue, brass is smooth even mustard color, lever/loading gate/barrel bands average 50% blue fading, wood retains 75% original finish, excellent mechanically, excellent marks, staff on rear sight has been removed, some screws have been “mistreated”.

Muskets were the least manufactured model of the Model 1866, about 1 in 7. The largest numbers of muskets were shipped to overseas markets, and very few found today attain even a “fair” rating, unlike this exceptional example.

Lot 114, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $18,000-20,000.

Early Concho Belt

Four exceptional concho belts from the cCollection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.

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Navajo concho belt with Cerrillos turquoise and alternating conchos and butterflies mounted on a wide belt of old leather. The 7 conchos and 6 butterflies measure 3 1/4" x 3 3/4" and 1 1/4" x 2 1/2", respectively. The buckle measures 3 1/4" x 3 3/4" and features 4 inset turquoise stones. The belt is 38 1/2" long overall. Circa 1920s with a great look, in excellent, wearable condition. 
Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.
Lot 204, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $4,500-5,500.

Early Second Phase Navajo concho belt, with 7 finely stamped, heavy conchos and buckle; backed with U.S. Cavalry saddle bag leather. Conchos measure 4 ¾” x 3 ½” each; buckle is 3 ¾” x 2 ¾”; belt is 38” overall. Circa 1900-1910. A fine old example. 
Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.
Lot 205, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $10,000-12,000.

Traditional Navajo concho belt with 7 diamond-slot, coin silver conchos in the old style. Each concho is 3 1/2" x 4 1/4", with a 3 x 4 ¼” buckle. Belt is 41 ½” overall. A classic early 20th century belt, circa 1910-1915. 
Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.
Lot 206, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $8,000-10,000.

Great turn-of-the-century Navajo concho belt with original leather. Adorned with 7 heavy conchos with pierced rims and leather backings. Scarce in coin silver. Conchos measure 4” x 3 ¼” each, and the classic style buckle is 2 ¾” x 3”. Circa 1900.
Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.
Lot 207, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $10,000-12,000.

Keyston Bros. Silver Parade Saddle Set

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Stunning, custom, engraved and impressively mounted sterling saddle ensemble by Keyston Bros., the great San Francisco maker. A full parade outfit with heavy breast collar, bridle and sterling mounted Crockett bit. All in the posse style design of 5-point stars and gold horse heads. 15 1/2" seat, full covered 4" cantle with rope edge, twisted and braided leather strings and 22" tapaderos. The leather is tooled in a fine flower and acorn pattern. Seat plate engraved "L.H. Strong". Bridle marked 14K. Listed in the 1948 Keyston catalog as Saddle #1, The Diamond "K". 

The saddle was originally custom ordered from Keyston by L.H. Strong of Salt Lake City, who later sold it to Tom Peck, who sold it to the current owner. 

Lot includes a copy of the page from the Keyston catalog, as well as a color copy of the cover of “Utah Horse” where the saddle is pictured being ridden in by the then-Governor of Utah, Scott Matheson. 
 
Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.

Lot 181, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $15,000-20,000.

Kelly Bros. No. 90 Spurs

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A very scarce and desirable early pattern by Kelly Bros., Dalhart, Texas. Eye-catching design, with double crescent shank, mounted on both sides, all original with 1 3/4" swell bands and 1 1/2" strap buttons, both along with the 2 1/2" shanks overlaid with engraved silver. The off side is mounted with engraved rectangle and button cover. The original 20 point, 2 1/2" rowels are plain iron. Shown in the #17 (1921) catalog as style #2, mounted both sides. Noted in the catalog, inside back cover. "The Spurs Shown on This Page are New Designs and are Very Fancy". A notable pair of Texas spurs.

Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.

Lot 244, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $10,000-14,000.

Rare Pair of Colt Single Actions

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Rare Pair of Colt Single Action Army Revolvers: *S/N 336571* and *S/N 336562. Both are .32-20 caliber, with 4 ¾ inch barrels, in nickel finish, with Colt medallion pearl grips.
a) *S/N 336571 - Carved Pearl Steer Head grips, shipped Sept. 20, 1917 to G. Tritch & Co. Denver, Colorado. 
b) *S/N 336562 - Carved Deer Head Pearl grips, shipped Jan. 31, 1918 to Fruitland Trading / George Tritch Hardware Company, Denver, Colorado. 
Condition: excellent bores, 95% + nickel overall, bolt stop drag line on cylinders, miscellaneous use scratches, excellent mechanically, excellent marks.
Includes Colt Factory Letters.
S/N 336571 Pictured: “A Study of the Colt Single Action Revolver” by Graham, Kopec & Moore, page 165.
Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.
* $100 FFL fee will be added to this purchase. All sales of firearms will be in accordance with Federal and State guidelines. All post-1898 firearms are subject to applicable ordinances and laws, and must be purchased in compliance with Federal and State law.

Lot 200, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $20,000-25,000.

Edward H. Bohlin Vest and Chaps

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Ladies sterling silver parade set with batwing chaps and matching vest, for the discriminating rider. Starburst design of six-point stars with leather overlay, with 3-step flower conchos. Large engraved plates on the corners. Early Bohlinmade football mark on buckle and tip. The shield cartouche is on each side of the belt. One spot missing on vest, otherwise excellent. A classic, woman’s Bohlin statement piece.

Lot 59, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $10,000-12,000.

Original Painted Glass Title Art from Classic American Television Shows

Pacific Title & Art Studio was founded in Hollywood in 1919 by Warner Bros. animation artist, Leon Schlesinger, primarily to produce title cards for silent films. When silent movies gave way to talkies, Schlesinger’s company adapted along with the industry, and would remain the leading title art company in Hollywood for over 50 years. For many decades, title art was hand-painted on glass panels, and then superimposed or otherwise blended over still frames or moving images for credit sequences. The effect of the glass over the still or moving image created a depth and three-dimensionality that could not be achieved when the text was printed directly on the image. The affect was dramatic and impressive, worthy of the drama of the coming film or television program. 

The panels would be stored until filming was complete (in case errors were found or changes were made), but upon completion of filming, the glass would be washed clean and then reused. As a result of this recycling, (and because they are fragile), very few remaining glass title panels are known to exist. All are considered rare and one-of-a-kind. Of the tens-of-thousands that would have been painted over the decades, only a few dozen originals are known to remain. 

 Original Painted Glass Title Art for The Lone Ranger.  Hand painted, production-used, original glass television title art for “The Lone Ranger.” The only known surviving title artwork from the legendary television series. Hand painted glass pane, framed in front of a black and white screen image of Clayton Moore. This framed piece is in turn itself framed behind glass, creating a protective exterior and a great visual display. Overall framed size: 21 ¾” x 28 ¼". A one of a kind artifact of the golden era of the Hollywood cowboy. Provenance: From Pacific Title Company, Hollywood, CA to current owner.   Lot 215, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM. Estimate $30,000-40,000.

Original Painted Glass Title Art for The Lone Ranger. 
Hand painted, production-used, original glass television title art for “The Lone Ranger.” The only known surviving title artwork from the legendary television series. Hand painted glass pane, framed in front of a black and white screen image of Clayton Moore. This framed piece is in turn itself framed behind glass, creating a protective exterior and a great visual display. Overall framed size: 21 ¾” x 28 ¼". A one of a kind artifact of the golden era of the Hollywood cowboy.
Provenance: From Pacific Title Company, Hollywood, CA to current owner.
Lot 215, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $30,000-40,000.

 Original Painted Glass Title Art for Have Gun - Will Travel Lot of 2 framed original, production-used, glass television title art plates for “Have Gun - Will Travel.” Consisting of two hand-painted panels, which were overlaid during the television main title sequence: “Have Gun -” and then fading in, “Will Travel.” A single panel with all four words was never used. Framed in front of a screen image of Paladin’s iconic gun belt and holster, just as it would have appeared in the opening credits. The framed panels are then framed again, creating an interesting display and a protective outer glass layer. Both are framed to 21 ½” x 28” overall. Extremely rare and beautifully preserved. Provenance: From Pacific Title Company, Hollywood, CA to current owner.   Lot 215, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM. Estimate $30,000-40,000.

Original Painted Glass Title Art for Have Gun - Will Travel
Lot of 2 framed original, production-used, glass television title art plates for “Have Gun - Will Travel.” Consisting of two hand-painted panels, which were overlaid during the television main title sequence: “Have Gun -” and then fading in, “Will Travel.” A single panel with all four words was never used. Framed in front of a screen image of Paladin’s iconic gun belt and holster, just as it would have appeared in the opening credits. The framed panels are then framed again, creating an interesting display and a protective outer glass layer. Both are framed to 21 ½” x 28” overall. Extremely rare and beautifully preserved.
Provenance: From Pacific Title Company, Hollywood, CA to current owner.
Lot 215, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $30,000-40,000.

Troy West (TCAA) Tooled Saddle

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Custom saddle by noted maker and Traditional Cowboy Arts Association member, Troy West. This positively stunning, fully tooled saddle boasts an illustrious history, having won 1st Place at the annual Wichita Falls Competition, 1st Place at the Panhandle Leather Show, and then went on display at the famous Luskey's / Ryon's in Fort Worth, Texas. Troy built this saddle, the tree (Olin Young), and the silver conchos. The seat is 16" and the matching tapaderos are 24".  A true piece of cowboy art by one of our contemporary masters. 

Lot 103, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $8,000-12,000.

Engraved Colt 1860 Army Revolver

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S/N 128242, engraved Colt 1860 Army Revolver,.44 caliber , 8 inch barrel, silver finished, elegant engraving in the style of the late percussion period. Ivory one-piece grips have great rendering of a federal eagle. Circa 1863.
Condition: excellent condition overall, 90%+ silver wash remaining, grips are in great shape with some seasoning cracks, mechanically excellent, excellent marks. 
Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.

Lot 202, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $15,000-20,000.

Nine Lots of Fine Pottery

We are pleased to include nine pieces of exquisite pottery from the collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter (Colorado).

 Large Cochiti Dough Bowl Nice-sized Cochiti dough bowl, painted with traditional designs, with three black lines at the rim, two lines at the center, and red slip at bottom and interior. Circa 1920s-30s, 6 1/2" x 12".   Lot 182, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM. Estimate $1,500-1,800.

Large Cochiti Dough Bowl
Nice-sized Cochiti dough bowl, painted with traditional designs, with three black lines at the rim, two lines at the center, and red slip at bottom and interior. Circa 1920s-30s, 6 1/2" x 12".
Lot 182, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $1,500-1,800.

 Acoma Pottery Bowl or Jar A fine piece of Acoma pottery showcasing a black and orange design of two pairs of perched parrots, nestled between fauna, butterflies and even a single hummingbird, over a cream colored background. Well-executed and very attractive. Circa mid-20th century. 8 1/2" across the shoulder, 6 1/2" tall.   Lot 184, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM. Estimate $1,500-2,000.

Acoma Pottery Bowl or Jar
A fine piece of Acoma pottery showcasing a black and orange design of two pairs of perched parrots, nestled between fauna, butterflies and even a single hummingbird, over a cream colored background. Well-executed and very attractive. Circa mid-20th century. 8 1/2" across the shoulder, 6 1/2" tall.
Lot 184, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $1,500-2,000.

 Large Santo Domingo Dough Bowl by Effie Rosetta A massive Santo Domingo pottery bowl with interior and exterior classic black painted designs. Traditional cream slip and a red clay underbody. The outside design features a band of repeating stars capped with another band of repeating elements of a floral nature. The inside is quite unusual, with two large geometric devices facing one another, beneath a scallop-painted border. Signed "effie" and "rosetta" on opposite sides along the lower edge of the bowl, and "S.D.P." (for Santo Domingo Pueblo) is painted prominently on the bottom. An impressive 19" wide by 9" tall. Circa 1920s.  From Jack Slaughter, to current owner, with oral history that the bowl was acquired in approximately 1930 by John Bull & Co., Sheffield, England.   Lot 186, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM. Estimate $6,000-7,000.

Large Santo Domingo Dough Bowl by Effie Rosetta
A massive Santo Domingo pottery bowl with interior and exterior classic black painted designs. Traditional cream slip and a red clay underbody. The outside design features a band of repeating stars capped with another band of repeating elements of a floral nature. The inside is quite unusual, with two large geometric devices facing one another, beneath a scallop-painted border. Signed "effie" and "rosetta" on opposite sides along the lower edge of the bowl, and "S.D.P." (for Santo Domingo Pueblo) is painted prominently on the bottom. An impressive 19" wide by 9" tall. Circa 1920s. 
From Jack Slaughter, to current owner, with oral history that the bowl was acquired in approximately 1930 by John Bull & Co., Sheffield, England.
Lot 186, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $6,000-7,000.

 Blue Corn Polychrome Pot A striking San Ildefonso Pueblo polychrome jar by Blue Corn (Crucita Gonzales Calabaza, 1921-1999). With classic Blue Corn colors, and a traditional star design. Signed on base: Blue Corn / San Ildefonso / Pueblo. 8" x 5 3/4".    Lot 188, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM. Estimate $4,000-5,000.

Blue Corn Polychrome Pot
A striking San Ildefonso Pueblo polychrome jar by Blue Corn (Crucita Gonzales Calabaza, 1921-1999). With classic Blue Corn colors, and a traditional star design. Signed on base: Blue Corn / San Ildefonso / Pueblo. 8" x 5 3/4". 
Lot 188, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $4,000-5,000.

 Large Zuni Painted Pottery Canteen with Stopper A very large and remarkable Pueblo pottery canteen. Likely Zuni, with a polychrome rosette motif on both sides, with a black scalloped border, fine lines, and a fantastic high polish more reminiscent of the master Hopi potters of the era. With attached leather strap, and what appears to be an original carved stopper. Measuring an impressive 14" x 14" x 8 ½." A magnificent example in all regards, circa 1900-1910.   Lot 190, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM. Estimate $6,000-7,000.

Large Zuni Painted Pottery Canteen with Stopper
A very large and remarkable Pueblo pottery canteen. Likely Zuni, with a polychrome rosette motif on both sides, with a black scalloped border, fine lines, and a fantastic high polish more reminiscent of the master Hopi potters of the era. With attached leather strap, and what appears to be an original carved stopper. Measuring an impressive 14" x 14" x 8 ½." A magnificent example in all regards, circa 1900-1910.
Lot 190, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $6,000-7,000.

 Early San Ildefonso Pot An early polychrome San Ildefonso pottery jar. Geometric and floral designs are spaced throughout the body and around the rim. Nicely executed and painted. 9" wide, 6 3/4" tall. Circa 1900-1910.    Lot 183, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM. Estimate $2,000-2,500.

Early San Ildefonso Pot
An early polychrome San Ildefonso pottery jar. Geometric and floral designs are spaced throughout the body and around the rim. Nicely executed and painted. 9" wide, 6 3/4" tall. Circa 1900-1910. 
Lot 183, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $2,000-2,500.

 Historic Santo Domingo Pottery Jar A classic Pueblo pottery storage jar with traditional Santo Domingo designs. Nicely shaped and executed, 14” tall by 13” wide. In excellent condition, from the Estate of Jose Reano, Governor of Santo Domingo Pueblo.  Provenance: Estate of Jose Reano to Margaret Kilgore to current owner.   Lot 185, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM. Estimate $8,000-10,000.

Historic Santo Domingo Pottery Jar
A classic Pueblo pottery storage jar with traditional Santo Domingo designs. Nicely shaped and executed, 14” tall by 13” wide. In excellent condition, from the Estate of Jose Reano, Governor of Santo Domingo Pueblo. 
Provenance: Estate of Jose Reano to Margaret Kilgore to current owner.
Lot 185, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $8,000-10,000.

 Santo Domingo Pottery Jar A very large and well-executed Santo Domingo pottery jar. Interesting dark black quadrants of repeating geometric designs, buff colored clay, and a cream slip. It measures an exceptional 14 1/2" at the shoulder, and 13 1/2" tall. Circa 1900, from the Estate of Jose Reano. Provenance: Estate of Jose Reano to Margaret Kilgore to current owner.   Lot 187, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM. Estimate $8,000-10,000.

Santo Domingo Pottery Jar
A very large and well-executed Santo Domingo pottery jar. Interesting dark black quadrants of repeating geometric designs, buff colored clay, and a cream slip. It measures an exceptional 14 1/2" at the shoulder, and 13 1/2" tall. Circa 1900, from the Estate of Jose Reano.
Provenance: Estate of Jose Reano to Margaret Kilgore to current owner.
Lot 187, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $8,000-10,000.

 Large Mary Singer Carved Black Wedding Jar A very fine, large wedding jar by award-winning Santa Clara potter, Mary Singer. Black vase with a top-notch stone-burnished finish, and a deeply carved Avanyu serpent. Signed on base: “Mary Singer / Santa Clara / Pue. / New Mexico.” With 1993 Santa Fe Indian Market winner red ribbon (second place). 17 1/2" tall by 10 1/2". One of the best works we have seen by this artist, in excellent condition.   Lot 188, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM. Estimate $4,000-5,000.

Large Mary Singer Carved Black Wedding Jar
A very fine, large wedding jar by award-winning Santa Clara potter, Mary Singer. Black vase with a top-notch stone-burnished finish, and a deeply carved Avanyu serpent. Signed on base: “Mary Singer / Santa Clara / Pue. / New Mexico.” With 1993 Santa Fe Indian Market winner red ribbon (second place). 17 1/2" tall by 10 1/2". One of the best works we have seen by this artist, in excellent condition.
Lot 188, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $4,000-5,000.

Edward H. Bohlin Child's Hexagon Parade Saddle

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Wonderful Edward H. Bohlin, black, fully floral carved child’s saddle. The Hexagon model, circa late 1940s to early 1950s, it is a perfectly proportioned silver mounted pony saddle with 2 ½” cantle, 12” seat, sterling Bohlin seat plate and Bohlinmade oval cartouche under the Indian head pelican horn. 18” tapaderos with engraved silver caps, plus 100-percent original, fully matching bridle, bit and breast collar. Includes black and white Bohlin corona. Rare and highly collectable. Includes custom saddle stand. 

Lot 180, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $30,000-40
,000.

An Imposing and Remarkable Victorian Era Horn Hall Tree

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Massive, ten-foot tall, American-made, carved oak parlor or entry seat. In the East Lake style, ornate, with scroll saw fret work, mirrors, finials, horn accents, and amazing detailed overlay. Adorned with 10 sets of matched steer horns, finished with red velvet where attached. Two sets of horns are cleverly turned to form the tops of the umbrella and cane holders on either side. A pair of horns also crowns the piece, in a horseshoe or crescent moon design. Hinged center storage seat; on wheels. Monumental in size, yet eloquent in execution. In the style made for Western cattle barons. 10 feet tall, by 6 feet wide, and 26 inches deep. Verbal history states the piece was obtained from the 1000 Islands of New York. Circa 1890s.

Although furniture made from the horns of steer, elk and deer is rooted in European tradition, it reached the height of its popularity in America in the late 19th century. Not only did one-of-a-kind items like this evoke the romanticism and pioneering spirit of the American West, they also employed innovative, exotic materials that were prized during the Aesthetic movement.

Lot 166, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $50,000-60,000.

Fabulous Hunting Case Pocket Watch with Quartz Chain

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An exquisite American Waltham lever set pocket watch, circa 1903. Multi-color, yellow gold, pink gold, and green gold 14K case with heavy box hinge. A high relief stag in detailed form graces the front. Porcelain filigree dial with pink, gold and black accents. Gold hands in fancy scroll. P. S. Bartlett 17 jewel movement. Mint condition. The 7 link gold quartz chain is circa 1880s with ornate rings and gold hardware. The links are each 1 1/8" without the loops.

Lot 165, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $10,000-15,000.

 
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Engraved Merwin & Hulbert 1st Model Single Action

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S/N 6646, assembly #4718 (all match), .44 caliber, 7 inch barrel, factory engraved, nickel finish, standard Hopkins & Allen punch dot engraving with higher quality embellishments such as “Mexican Eagle” and arabesques. The 2-piece pearl grips are carved with a Mexican Eagle. Manufactured circa 1876-1878. Accompanied by a 3 loop holster, circa 1870s. Condition: very good bore with scattered black powder oxidation, 98% nickel overall, sharp crisp engraving, pearl grips are very good with some small chips and cracks, grip screw has been moved from center grip to bottom of grip, excellent mechanically, excellent marks. Holster is supple and strong.

Lot 194, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $10,000-14,000.

Noted Jeremiah Watt Spurs

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A very fine pair of massive spurs by master Coalinga, California maker, Jeremiah Watt (b. 1956). Featured on the front cover of "Bits & Spurs- Motifs, Techniques and Modern Makers" by Ned & Jody Martin. Deep intricate high relief engraving, chasing and file work along with silver inlay accents. As noted by the Martins, "An innovative design with scalloped edge heel-bands, high relief engraved steel and unusual shaped rowels." The bottle-opener shaped 2 1/2" shanks have great barrel shaped jingle bobs on 2 3/4" engraved and inlaid Medieval looking rowels. Triple heel chains, tooled straps, 2 1/4" conchos and sterling buckle sets all by Jeremiah. Marked inside the bands: "J. WATT - MAKER - 98", "LEFT FOOT", "RAY . HUFFMAN" & "RIGHT FOOT". Unused condition. 
Pictured: “Bits & Spurs - Motifs, Techniques and Modern Makers" by Ned & Jody Martin: Cover and Page 286.

 

Lot 151, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $14,000-18,000.