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Lot 109 - An important horse harness - dating: 17th Century - provenance: Europe - Composed [...]
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An important horse harness
dating: 17th Century
Composed of five, main parts, mounted in leather, lined with blue silk velvet, heavily embroidered with silver threads and is made of an elegant and strong 'batticulo', a protection of the horse's backs, a saddle-pad cover, an enveloping band covering the anterior quarter of the animal, the two, embroidered parts, that complete the saddle, as well as of two pistol holsters, in leather, covered with velvet holster cover, embroidered with silver thread and solid silver, chiselled tip.
All the parts are rimmed with silver-embroidered braiding, characteristic of the uniforms of the general officers, decorative elements are all dedicated to marine themes, the sea snake is omnipresent and the most important part of the decoration is entrusted to more reproductions of a triumph of the sea God Neptune, surrounded by horses with a fish tail; this decoration is clearly inspired by the fountains of Versailles palace. dimensions cm.
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Thème : Armes, Militaria, Chasse