Horse Brass England Jamaica Inn Cornwall Pirate Vintage Souvenir Pub 1930s Harness Ornament
This is a horse brass or pub brass featuring the design of a pirate and the name Jamaica Inn which is a famous pirate and smuggling inn in Cornwall, England made more universally famous in the 1930s by the novel of the same name by Daphne DuMaurier. There have been several movie versions of the book, most recently being a TV mini series starring Jessica Brown Findlay who played Lady Sibyl in Downton Abbey.
The horse brass dates 1930-1940s and 3.5 inches high by 3 inches wide.
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., or used as Christmas tree ornaments.