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.
Sold $6,050

Mark Dahl, TCAA

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Mark Dahl TCAA Card Suit Bit. 

Beautiful Mark Dahl bit from the 2000 Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) Sale & Exhibition. Marked inside, “Mark / 2000 / TCA” & “Deeth / NV / #293”. The bit is a duplicate of the one he made for the very first TCAA sale, except that first bit featured hearts and diamonds, whereas this example features clubs and spades. A true work of art, with fine engraving inside the cheeks, on the roller cover and rope motif. Triple slobber chains with a central heart spacer.

Lot 56 Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 20, 2017, Mesa, AZ.
Sold $3,540


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Mark Dahl (TCAA) California Spurs. Wonderful, inlaid California spurs with Mark Dahl’s exquisite engraved silver inlay on both sides, top and bottom. The impressive 3” rowels are inlaid on each of the 22 points. Dahl also designed and crafted the conchos and three-piece buckles. Additionally, he made the tooled leather spur straps, something he doesn’t often do. This showy pair boasts many unique features such as a barrel style mounting for the swinging strap buttons and sweeping chap guard on the 3” shank.

Lot 57 Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 20, 2017, Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $4,000-6,000.

Scott Hardy TCAA Sterling & 14K Vase

Elegant, handcrafted case by the master silversmith, Scott Hardy. Intricate and impressive, the top edges of the vase are filigreed in flower and scroll design; the sides are high relief two-color 14K gold. Marked “SCOTT HARDY / LONGVIEW / AB. CANADA / 1 OF 1”, stamped Sterling and 14K. 8 1/4" tall, opening is 4" x 4" as is the base. The vase has been used by the original owner as intended, but is still in fine condition overall showing only a few minor dents. A rare opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind artwork by a highly sought-after master craftsman whose pieces rarely become available on the secondary market. 

Lot 59, Brian Lebel's Mesa Auction - January 21, 2017
Sold $5,605

Scott Hardy
Scott Hardy is a member of the prestigious organization The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association. Hardy, a fifth generation stockman, understands the dedication required to excel. Though largely self-taught, Hardy acknowledges the influence of modern masters Al Pecetti and Mark Drain. In his 31st year as a full-time silversmith and engraver, Hardy was commissioned by the Calgary Stampede to create 100 hand-engraved, silver and gold buckles commemorating the Stampede’s 2012 Centennial. Canada Post issued a stamp featuring Hardy’s buckle to celebrate the Stampede’s centennial making Hardy the first silversmith with work featured on a Canadian stamp. A full-time silversmith and engraver since 1981, Scott has been honored by the Academy of Western Artists, receiving the 2001 Will Rogers Award as Engraver of the Year. In 1994 his was judged Best of Show at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.