A full color die-cut of a trotting horse appears to float in this crystal clear glass domed brooch. Mounted in a brass backing, this is a bridle rosette that was originally made for horse or pony harness, to be slipped onto a bridle strap (with a matching rosette on the opposite side of the head) to keep it firmly in place. It has been converted into a pin to wear as jewelry, and would look wonderful gracing a high collar. scarf or neck tie.
The artwork is excellent, a fine depiction of a harness racing horse pulling an 1800s style sulky with the seat mounted very high giving the driver a better view of the track ahead.
Size is 1.75 inches across the back. It is in lovely condition with no chips, cracks, scratches or scuffs in the glass. The transfer is highly detailed, carefully trimmed and strongly colored. A gleaming, silvery background adds awesome depth beneath, making it appear to "float," and you can actually see the transfer's shadow in our photos!
On the back, "scars" left from removing the original D-ring remain. A straight pin with an early safety catch has been firmly brazed onto the metal. The brass rim is exceptionally tight on the glass. There are some tiny discolored spots on the metal but nothing worse.
It is very difficult to find old ones like this in such amazingly good condition. This would be a lovely gift for any horse loving woman or girl.
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Victorian Era Horse and Sulky Bridle Rosette Converted to Pin