Our antique horse brasses were made in England from the 1880s through the 1920s. Some were stamped from sheet brass; others were cast in sand molds.
These brasses have been lightly polished by hand on the front, but are unpolished on the back to preserve evidence of honest use on a horse. Many antique brasses have rub marks and discoloration on the back, rub marks on the hanging loop, and perhaps some light scratches or marks on the front.
A key characteristic of antique brasses is their crisp, fine details and careful finishing. Brasses stamped from sheet metal often have beautifully and deeply embossed designs engraved by experienced craftsmen. Brasses made from cast metal are carefully filed to remove casting "flash", so the edges are smooth and crisp. The workmanship is lovely and the designs are truly appealing.
Click "See more images" to see the front and backs of the brasses available at the time of this writing. Click the following links to see even larger images of the same photos:
Fronts Rows 1-4
Backs Rows 1-4
Fronts Row 5
Backs Row 5
To purchase, select the horse brass you want from the drop-down list below. If there is a (0) after the name, that particular brass has been sold.
Sold per each. Subject to prior sale.