Jose and Carlos Figueroa Spur History

Figueroa Spur Values

Jose and Carlos Figueroa moved from Mexico to Los Angeles in 1901 and worked as a bit and spur makers. They were both active in making bits and spurs, but they did not work together for much of their careers.

Jose is the only one known to have marked his work, but most of his bits and spurs are unmarked. Jose mostly sold his items to several of the west coast saddlery companies, these are known to include: Wilson Saddlery Co., Bryndon Brothers, Gilmore Saddlery Co., and Lichenberger-Ferguson Saddlery. He also supplied pieces for others such as Bohlin, F.M. Stern, and Visalia. Jose’s work is mostly inlay silver with engraving, he used a hammer and chisel engraving style, as did his brother.

Carlos owned his own shop and employed several other craftsmen to help him produce his items which he probably sold through saddlery companies and catalogs. We don’t have any examples that prove exactly who Carlos was selling to or who he was employing. There are no known examples of bits or spurs with a Carlos Figueroa maker’s mark.

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