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.