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Last Chance Passed Lots Auction: October 28th, 2022

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Oct 28, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 677

Montana Crow Beaded Moccasins - DeVore's Saddlery

Estimate: $200 - $300

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The lot features a set of large beaded hide men's Montana Crow Moccasins dating to circa 1950-1970's from DeVore's Saddlery Helena, Montana. The set shows Indian tanned hide, thick tanned hide leather soles with foot worn patina, trade thread sewing and glass trade seed beadwork in a classic Montana Crow pattern. The set shows the original Indian tanned hide tongue and ties straps. Provenance: From the estate collection of Lloyd Kent and Phyllis DeVore passed owners of the historic DeVore’s Saddlery Helena, Montana. Helena Saddlery of Helena, MONT. Was founded in 1890 and was the predecessor to DeVore Saddlery. Upon Lloyd Kent DeVore’s (also referred to as L. Kent) college graduation he purchased his father Lloyd’s business, the Helena Saddlery and Tent on Lawrence Street, and renamed it DeVore’s Saddlery in circa 1950. Kent learned his craft from some local greats such as Jack Miller and George Hargrave who also worked for DeVore’s. Both L. Kent and his bride Phyllis have since passed away and these pieces are being offered by the family estate. Each measures 11"L by 4.5"W by 4.25"H. Some slight bead loss and separation from sole to tops.