Horse Brass Barrel England Pub Brass Breweriana 1950s Tourist Brass
This is a horse brass or pub brass featuring an the design of a beer barrel, a symbol of brewery transport for the beer and ale trade.
The beer barrel pub brass measures 3.5 inches high by 2.25 inches wide.
This is a tourist trade horse brass made in the 1950s and is a copy of an early Victorian design.This is a design not often seen.
It is a poor casting and the brass had impurities when cast, but it is still very decorative. Horse brasses were developed in the 17th century to decorate and identify draft horses and are very collectible.
In England you see them decorating the beams in pubs or hung by the fireplace in homes, and my horse loving friends have been known to decorate their Christmas trees with them! A great conversation starter as well as versatile and fun.