Antique and vintage Mexican Charro spurs



2015-06-26 11:14:50

Antique and vintage Mexican Charro spurs are highly collectible spurs, used by Mexican horse riders known as Charro. They often feature intricate designs, a fact that has seen their stock rise among collectors.

According to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, spurs made more than 100 years ago can be deemed antique. Those less than 100 years old but not contemporary are vintage.

The Charro

The Charro are traditional Mexican horseman, known for their colourful clothing, and their spurs. They are primarily based in the central-western areas of the country.

Value of antique and vintage Mexican Charro spurs

Charro spurs can be highly collectible and can easily sell for in excess of $1,000 when offered in good condition.

A pair of vintage Mexican Charro spurs from the 1920s sold for $3,450 at Christie’s New York in 1998.

Made in Amozoc, Mexico, this pair was particularly exceptional, containing a silver inlay in a snake motif.

A 1920’s pair made $4,025 at a Christie’s New York sale in December 1998. They contained an elaborate filigree and silver inlay.

Antique spurs not connected with the highly desirable Charros sell for significantly lesser sums. For example, a pair of late 19th century South American rowel spurs sold for £188 at Bonhams in 2003.

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