Jesus Tapia spurs achieve increase of 225% on estimate

paulfrasercollectibles

2015-06-26 13:36:39

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Jesus Tapia spurs achieve increase of 225% on estimate

The Jesus Tapia spurs sold for $130,000 at a Los Angeles auction

A pair of Jesus Tapia spurs made $130,000 at High Noon Western Americana in Los Angeles on January 26 - up 225% on a $40,000 estimate.

Jesus Tapia spurs High NoonThe spurs were made by Jesus Tapia in around 1920

Created circa 1920, the spurs feature a filigree floral motif and the original straps. Mexico-born Tapia (1856-1931) is regarded as among the most desirable spur makers in the world, renowned for his elaborate and elegant designs.

The spurs feature his mark on the reverse, along with his customary raised nipple conchos.

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