VERY RARE MCCHESNEY STYLE 8 FINE SILVER FULL DOUBLE MOUNT SPURS & STRAPS CA 1896 For Sale


VERY RARE MCCHESNEY STYLE 8 FINE SILVER FULL DOUBLE MOUNT SPURS & STRAPS CA 1896

Buy Now

This item has been shown 2006 times.

VERY RARE MCCHESNEY STYLE 8 FINE SILVER FULL DOUBLE MOUNT SPURS & STRAPS CA 1896:
$3,000

Active

EXTREMELYRARE ALL ORIGINAL J R MCCHESNEY STYLE #8 FINE SILVERFULL DOUBLE MOUNTED SPURS & STRAPS CIRCA 1896. J R McChesney was the earliest of the "BIG 3" bit and spur producers, along with Oscar Crockett and P M Kelly,starting in the late 1800's. These very early Mc Chesney hand forged,fine silver mounted spurs are asplendid example of thequality handmade cowboy tools created and produced by these craftsmen. The spursare 5 3/4" in overall length, with a 3" depth and a 3"spread at the boot entry point. The silver mounted heel band is 5/8" wide with a 2 3/4" shank and a 1 3/8" diameter,20 point #8 saw tooth rowel. McChesney forged and fabricated many of his products from a single piece of steel, often using a single harrow tooth for each 1 piecespur and/or bit. Harrow teethwere used because of their high quality metal content, strengthand durability. The finesilver overlaid gal leg style was apopular pattern of the McChesney product line, depicting a shapely, hand engravedfemale leg with patterned silk stockings, a decorative garter and laced silver lady slippers.These scarce Texas style spurswould have been one of the very early pairs produced by McChesneyin Gainesville, TX. Many experts have arguablycredited McChesney with originating thegal leg motif. However he was, all agree without question,one of the most prolific and innovative producers of that frontier design. The McChesney products were produced for nearly 40 years without a trademark. McChesneystampedonly a precious few of hisearly pieces with the notably rare"Arm & Hammer" mark, lightly struck on the heel band, below the silver overlaid stationary strap button.*Of these few early marked pieces produced, even fewerhave survived. This is one of thosescarce markedpairs. The period straps are of strong and pliable oil tanned 8-9 oz bridle leatherbutarenot original. The spurshave been quietly held in a 4th generation collection dating backover 100 years. They would be a treasured addition to any fine historic collection. Theyappear to have been usedvery sparingly if at all. Please review thedescription and photos carefully and email with questions.

*(See Bit and Spur Makers in the Texas Tradition by Ned and Jody Martin and Kurt House pp 178-186).

Payment is required within 48 hours of sale close. All sales are finalThe manufacturer's judgment shall take precedence in item description regarding size, color and other product specifications. We endeavor to present our items honestly and accurately. If there is a problem with our description(s), please advise so we may make corrections. Thanks

See "Other Items"...Lots of Boots & Spurs

Buy Now


Other Related Items:



SET/2~PAIR OL' WESTERN STYLE COWBOY 8-POINT BOOT SPURS-RUSTIC DECOR NEW
SET/2~PAIR OL' WESTERN STYLE COWBOY 8-POINT BOOT SPURS-RUSTIC DECOR NEW


2 pc set Stainless Spurs w/ black leather straps mens western cowboy horse
2 pc set Stainless Spurs w/ black leather straps mens western cowboy horse


SET/2~PAIR OL' WESTERN STYLE COWBOY 8-POINT BOOT SPURS-RUSTIC DECOR NEW
SET/2~PAIR OL' WESTERN STYLE COWBOY 8-POINT BOOT SPURS-RUSTIC DECOR NEW


CROCKETT Vintage MUSTACHE Pattern SILVER Mounted STEEL Cowboy Western SPURS~NR
CROCKETT Vintage MUSTACHE Pattern SILVER Mounted STEEL Cowboy Western SPURS~NR


Outstanding Vintage STERLING Silver Overlay BLUED Steel Western SPURS~UNUSED~NR
Outstanding Vintage STERLING Silver Overlay BLUED Steel Western SPURS~UNUSED~NR


Cowboy Cowgirl Rodeo Western Toddler Baby Spurs
Cowboy Cowgirl Rodeo Western Toddler Baby Spurs


CROCKETT Outstanding Antique 1930's MEN'S Silver Mounted CONCHO Pattern SPURS~NR
CROCKETT Outstanding Antique 1930's MEN'S Silver Mounted CONCHO Pattern SPURS~NR


New Silver Longhorn Gate Hinge Roper Spur Spurs
New Silver Longhorn Gate Hinge Roper Spur Spurs


Set of 2 Rustic Decorative Cast Iron Spurs Western Decor Cabin Lodge Man Cave
Set of 2 Rustic Decorative Cast Iron Spurs Western Decor Cabin Lodge Man Cave