Albert Espinosa Headstall with Herrera Bit

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Albert Espinosa Headstall with Herrera Bit
Unmarked, but distinctive in every way. A fancy split-ear California studded headstall with silver dots and Mexican coins. A decorative face drop with central silver concho with engraved 5-point star. The classic California buckle and tip design has combination engraving and ball end. The reins are roller leather with wonderful rawhide knots. The bit has all the elements of the sought after G.S. Garcia maker and master silversmith Alsalio Herrera (1850-1941). The mouth has been changed from a spade to an open ring style spoon over the port and silver rollers added. A very nice California outfit.

Lot 187, Brian Lebel's Cody Old West Auction - June 22, 2019. Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $8,000-10,000.