RARE JOHN CLARK TOOLED & LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW CREEL!SKU 18429Price $798.00
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Very scarce John Clark Saddlery of Portland, Oregon split willow leathered creel with great tooling! It is considered a very early example of Clark's creel production distinguished by his method of attaching the closing strap to the lid circa 1916-1920. Clark rarely signed his creels and this is not too. It has been brought to our attention that this creel uses a half buckle and a leather strap keeper closure which was characteristic of his creels after 1916. Clark was out of business by 1928 when they were bought by Marshall Wells. This is a nice 16"+ in width and very deep measuring 10" high at the back. The creel basket itself is very tightly woven and solid. The leather work is cow hide leather. It was found with a leather shoulder strap which is included! Every original part intack but closing strap a bit fragile but complete! Great collectable example of an early Clark creel. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!