Lovely 16 Rare Hand Made Marshall Fields Parade saddle. The leather is in very good condition, and pliable throughout.The tapaderos long, show little wear, and are in excellent shape.. They are in very good condition and really eye catching!
The hand carving is deep and beautiful, and the taps are long and well decorated. They are turned sideways resting on the floor in the first picture, but will actually hang down about 18 inches. The leather of the saddle is all very pliable and very good, there is deep hand tooling in a very deep and beautiful pattern that time has not disturbed. Somebody has recently polished the silver, and little traces of the polish material can still be seen. It all looks strikingly good though.
Some of the silver shows some tarnish still, so I believe, there may be some light degree of silver on some of the different pieces. However, most is not real silver... The bridle is lovely, has long, poco type silver adorned reins and the cheekpieces and browband have some of the same small silver adornments seen on the saddle. The bit was heavily tarnished and I feel certain is sterling overlay.
The pommel and cantle are largely silver colored. The effect is quite lovely.
The seat is a strong 16 inch, measured from the inside rim of the cantle straight across to the same level on the pommel. Ready to ride, just in time for the parade season. The item "Silver Marshall Field Hand Made Western Parade Saddle, Bridle Long Tapaderos" is in sale since Wednesday, March 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Western Saddles & Tack\Saddles".The seller is "bubudawgs" and is located in Concord, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.