Horse brass: Squirrel eating food. Decorative border with a crenate edge. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939.
Item has the remains of two studs on back, possibly from the casting process.
Donation from Mr W. J. Haysom, 30/06/1982
30 Jun 1894-1939
Cast horse brasses were first made in 1825, and following the introduction of motor vehicles and decline in horsedrawn transport, regular production ceased in the 1930s.
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[Book] Chevalier, Jean & Gheerbrant, Alain. 1994. The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols., 1994