Vintage / Antique Brass Horse Head🐴 Harness Medallion
Brand Nancy's Daily Dish
A horse brass is a brass plaque used for the decoration of horse harness gear, especially for shire and parade horses. Horse brass medallions were believed to protect the horses. Vital for work, transportation and war, horses were possessions of value. Early motifs were inspired by ancient beliefs and superstitions that would ensure the health and safety of the equine asset. They became especially popular in England from the mid-19th century until their general decline alongside the use of the draft horse, and remain collectors items today.
Great vintage condition
Approximately 4” in height