Horse Brass Grouse England Pub Brasses Partridge Bird Souvenir 1950s Tourist Brass Pub Brass
This souvenir horse brass measures 3 inches high by 3 inches across and depicts a game bird which is probably a grouse or partridge.
This is a horse brass made for the tourist trade in the 1950-1960s and is a reproduction of an older brass.
There is a leg missing from the bird and it is not as finely done as older version brasses.
Horse brasses originated during the 17th century to decorate and identify draft horses. Horse brasses are a popular collectible today.
In England they decorate the beams of pubs and hang by the fireplace in homes, and I have seen them used as Christmas tree ornaments by my horse loving friends!