Pancho Villa, Borein, Bohlin to Headline High Noon Western Americana Auction Mesa, Arizona — Historic and important are two words that only touch on the significance of the items coming to auction at High Noon’s 22nd Annual Western Americana Auction on Saturday, January 28, 20
News-Antique.com - Nov 08,2011 - HIGH NOON’S JANUARY 2012
WESTERN AMERICANA AUCTION TRACKING TO SURPASS THEM ALL!
Mesa, Arizona — Historic and important are two words that only touch on the significance of the items coming to auction at High Noon’s 22nd Annual Western Americana Auction on Saturday, January 28, 2011. From world class art in the form of saddles, spurs, weavings, American Indian artifacts and fine art, this sale will mark a level of richness that is already gaining worldwide media attention.
Turning first to the very historically important Pancho Villa saddle, a final reminder of this notorious man and his colorful Villa’s life. Smothered in silver-wrapped threads and boldly-domed conchos, the saddle is estimated to sell for $150,000 to $250,000.
The Yorba Linda Bohlin saddle, the second of many saddles of note, combines both history and beauty into one. Created by Edward H Bohlin, the sterling silver and 3-color gold mounted filigreed saddle belonged to Mabel Yorba, wife of Vicente Yorba, a direct descendant of the illustrious Spanish land grant family that settled Yorba Linda (CA). This saddle carries with it an estimate of $60,000 to $90,000.
Looking to the American Indian category, this highlight will be the circa 1870 Arapaho dress exquisitely beaded in red, green and yellow on a light blue field is estimated to earn $50,000 to $70,000. Equally rich historically, a Lakota/Sioux “belt ax” is estimated at $7,000 to $9,000. This elaborately decorated tomahawk is an exceptional example of the “swagger sticks” American Indian men carried and used for formal situations to proclaim their prowess. And created for a Sioux child in 1890 will be a pictorial beaded vest with two horses and an elk smothered in gold and metal beads, estimated $5,000 to $7,000.
The Fine Art Category will bring to the block a watercolor of exception by Edward Borein (California, 1872-1945). Referred to As the Long Drive this signed work surpasses the average Borein in not only content but scope. It truly reflects Borein’s statement “I will leave only an accurate picture of the West, nothing else but that.” This painting is estimated at $60,000 to $80,000.
Representing the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) will be Mexican Market Scene, a signed oil on board by Dave Powell (American, b.1954) expected to earn $15,000 to $20,000.
The bits, spurs and boots to be offered come from the finest makers. A fabulous double maker-marked J Tapia silver mounted California bit features Jesus M Tapia’s signature engraving and trademark tendrils. This bit is estimated at $15,000 to $20,000.
In the spur category, a highlight will be Montie Montana’s personal spurs created for him by Edward H Bohlin. These double mounted maker-marked parade spurs feature Bohlin’s trademark cookie-cutter rowels and have appeared in numerous photographs of Montie Montana. These important spurs are expected to earn $10,000 to $15,000.
And finally for a bit of Hollywood! It’s Montie Montana again that will be a headliner with his grey pinstriped circa 1950 Nudie’s shirt and butterfly boots with Cuban heels and Montie’s