Remarkably constructed in the grand tradition of a classic 19th century San Francisco saddle, (Visalia, L.D. Stone, Main & Winchester ), this absolutely elegant high back, slick fork, square skirted russet colored “work of art” with its long and dramatic tapaderos, is fully and elaborately tooled with lavish floral carving. Saddle is complete with both lovely matching white angora woolly saddle bags and pommel bags. California’s Mario Hanel is among the premier contemporary leather western craftsmen working today.
Lot 267, Brian Lebel's Mesa Auction - January 21, 2017