Ernie Marsh created this robust pair of double-mounted spurs based on a Tapia-inspired style using traditional symbols and motifs popular in the 19th century. Marsh adorned his spurs with florals of sterling silver each having 14-karat gold accents, fine silver inlays and 18-karat gold inlaid fish, a symbol of plenty. Both heelbands and rowel shanks are filigreed and have sculpted steel with high-relief style engraving. The spurs are fitted with 2 1/2-inch rowels and hand-crafted heel chains. Stand included.
Ernie Marsh has been a professional bit and spur maker for over thirty years. His hardworking background includes ranching, rodeoing, and timber felling. He pursued his passion of building bridle bits and spurs with the same serious attitude and desire to learn the skills required. Marsh considers himself fortunate to have had opportunities to gain insight from horsemen and engravers — noted masters of the trade. With his wife, Teresa, Marsh currently resides near Lovell, Wyoming. As a TCAA founding member and a 2016 United States Artists Katie Weitz Fellowship recipient in Traditional Arts, Marsh has influenced the work of many contemporary bit and spur makers.
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