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
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.