This is one of a collection of 10 items of Leather & Brass Decorative pieces used on large Draught Horses for shows and special events. Looking at the workmanship, the wear to the leather etc I would date these pieces to the early 1900's. These are the 'real deal' and have ben well used over many years unlike the common 'souvenir and decorative only pieces usually seen.
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
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