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242: Silver and Rose Gold Mexican Serpent Spurs
Auction ended on January 27th, 2013 UTC
242: Silver and Rose Gold Mexican Serpent Spurs
Exquisite early 1900s double-mounted solid silver Mexican spurs with rose gold serpent /dragon design affixed to an 8-snake revolving rowel. The band and headed shank has been artistically engraved with scales around four gold stripes. The snakes have a serpent head with eyes and Medusa rowels. The 1 1/4" swinging buttons have three-dimensional initials YSB in rose gold. Includes custom display stand. Excellent condition
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