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*** FABULOUS VINTAGE STERLING SILVER SHOW BRIDLE *** NO VINTAGE CUSTOM STERLING SILVER SHOW BRIDLE FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION, THIS BRIDLE IS FULLY COVERED IN STERLING SILVER! I was told years ago when I purchased this bridle it was made by Diablo as the silver on this bridle is signature of Diablo Silversmiths work and from what I can tell it surely looks like it to me, it is really a stunning piece of work. It is rare to see such a fine piece like this come around these days and with the price of silver this is sure to be a collector's piece for a long time to come. Gorgeous TWO HUGE floral sterling side rosette conchos that measure 2 inches side to side. 3 large sterling conchos adorn each cheek along with 3 window pane sterling silver buckles with matching sterling tips & lathered sterling silver browband with 4 more sterling conchos and one HUGE sterling center piece that measures 3 1/2 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide. TOTAL OF 19 STERLING SILVER PIECES! Dark oil leather is BUTTER SUPPLE, double layered, double stitched and overall very solid. There is one slight crack, see picture, it's mostly surface and a couple other small surface cracks by the large brow piece and the throatlatch broke right at the buckle when I grabbed the bridle from it's bag and it got stuck, my fault, but this is a very easy fix by a leather maker. I have Harris, Silver Mesa, Blue Ribbon bridles etc and the silverwork on this bridle is beyond those, you just don't see the fantastic solid sterling silverwork like this anymore, I look at this bridle in awe, it's just sooo pretty. The silver is NOT MARKED but I can assure you it is STERLINGSILVER, the backs of the silver I can see are pretty much solid black from tarnish that rubs off. I think due to it's age Diablo or whoever made this lovely bridle likely did not mark the silver back then and the silver is not removable so I can't see the backside of the silver however I can see the buckles and rosettes are not marked. The workmanship andsilver on thisbridleis surely that from the older days of a master craftsman such as Diablo, Vogt etc. The engraving of the silver is deep, intricately hand engraved and the silver is substantial. Thisbridle is in excellent vintage condition. If u have the throatlatch piece fixed I would maybe have them reinforce the one crack as it is such a amazing bridle and so worth protecting, you wouldn't need to but I would. BridleisHORSE size and measures approx. 41 inches at largest setting and can be taken up approx. 4 inches on each side. If you want a one of akind bridle or collector's piece this surely will do! !! I HAVE LISTED SO PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT IN MY OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE. I haveoverbeen an member since 2002withover 5500positive response and a 100% positiverating. I do combine shipping and this will be insured as well. Thank you and happy offerding!
** THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND STERLING SILVER SHOWBRIDLE **
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*** FABULOUS VINTAGE STERLING SILVER SHOW BRIDLE *** !!
On Jan-05-12 at 11:56:03 PST, seller added the following information:
I HAD A buyer ASK IF I CAN GUARANTEE THE SILVER ON THIS BRIDLE TO BE SOLID STERLING. WHEN I PURCHASED THIS BRIDLE I BOUGHT IT AS SOLID STERLING AND I TRULY BELIEVE IT TO BE WITH MY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN FINE HORSE TACK AND STERLING SILVER ITEMS. IT SURELY HAS THE LOOK, FEEL AND SOFTNESS OF STERLING HOWEVER I DO NOT WANT TO GUARANTEE IT TO BE SOLID STERLING. I AM QUITE POSITIVE IT IS AND AM SURE IT IS AT LEAST A HEAVY STERLING OVERLAY SO I JUST WANTED TO LET buyers KNOW THIS AND HOPE THIS HELPS PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ON THIS GORGEOUS VINTAGE BRIDLE. THANK YOU!