Hi All. I’ve got a truly unique listing going up in my shop Old Raven on Etsy today.
Horse Brass Yep, that’s what I said. Here’s a quick definition from Wikipedia:
“A horse brass is a brass plaque used for the decoration of horse harness gear, especially for shire and parade horses. They became especially popular in England from the mid-19th century until their general decline alongside the use of the draft horse, and remain a collectors item today”
The things you learn while blogging – right?
Here’s some closeups. These things are solid brass and heavy. But as I was doing my research I realized that these come in every pattern you can imagine.
And there’s quite a selection of sizes and shapes, too, though predominantly, most come in these disc shapes. But they really are all little works of art!
There certainly seems to be a Horse Brass for everyone though, no matter what your symbol might be.
What an unusual find this was and it took me a while to actually track down what these were. But that’s the best part of my pickin’ finds – going from “what on earth” to “bingo, I’ve got you now”. Horse Brass, who knew?
Here’s the link, just click and follow:
Enjoy your day. – Kriss