Keyston Brothers Silver Parade Saddle
Finest Keyston Bros. saddle ever made. Virtually covered with sterling silver and features 30, 14k gold horsehead overlay decorations. Has 13 Ute Chieftain sterling decorations. Together with all matching accessories including serape, tapaderos, bridle and bit, martingale, corona, and crupper/hipdrop, which is rarely seen on any of the these fine saddles. Silver and leather are engraved and tooled in floral designs. "Dedicated to Millstream Hub" engraved on cantle. Keyston Bros., San Francisco stamped on 14" seat. Circa 1950. Included with the saddle is a custom stand, made in the style of Ed Bohlin, four fancy rider outfits and several miscellaneous parade decorations for horse.
Once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the finest gold and silver saddles ever made! Fine condition.
Provenance: Keyston Bros. bought out Heiser Saddle Co. in 1950 and many silver pieces were made from original Heiser dies, including the sterling Ute Chieftain head featured on this saddle.
Excellent condition. Like new.