Horse Brass Crown Laurel Wreath England Queen Elizabeth 1953 Coronation
This souvenir the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II horse brass depicting a crown in a laurel wreath measures 3.5 inches high by 3 inches in diameter.
This horse brass or souvenir brass was made in England in 1952-1953 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of England and is a copy of an earlier brass made for Queen Victoria.
Horse brasses were developed in the 17th century to decorate and identify draft horses. Horse brasses are a popular collectible today.
In England they decorate the beams in pubs and hang by the fireplaces of homes, and are also used in the UK and the USA to decorate Christmas tress as fun ornaments.