Love Birds Horse Brass England Pub Brasses Colonial Hex Sign 1920s Pub Brass
This is a very well made horse brass depicting a pair of lovebirds that measures 3.35 inches high by 2.65 inches across dating from 1910-1920s.
The decorative horse brass, harness brass or pub brass depicts a pair of birds on a nest and is referred to as a Colonial style horse brass, taken from an image of Colonial hex signs that were popular in the late Edwardian period through the 1920s.
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!