Thursday, July 29, 2021

2021 CLA Live Auction: Bag and Horn Set by Tom Greco


Auction artist Tom Greco can always be counted on to produce topnotch pieces for the CLF Fundraising Auction. His donation to this year’s event is no exception.


His set is built around a native-inspired open-top hunting bag. It’s a museum quality reproduction that has the look of a centuries-old original. The bag is made from brain-tanned leather and sports a deep brown patina achieved with walnut hull dye; it was given a protective coat of bear grease. The bag is trimmed with a decorative band of black satin ribbon, and it’s further decorated with trade beads, brass cones, and red horse hair tufts. The accompanying horn has an elegantly turned horn screw tip. The horn is well aged and carries subdued scrollwork engraving.

Photography by David Wright

Text by Joshua Shepherd

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