Horse hoof - curiosity cabinet - master test for blacksmith - ca 1875 - Horn - forged iron and forged nails

Description
Horse hoof - curiosity cabinet - master test for blacksmith - ca 1875 - Horn - forged iron and forged nails
France - First half 20th century

A horseshoe made by a farrier as a master-craftsman’s exam piece.
In exceptional cases the hoof of a favourite horse was kept as a keepsake, after the death of the animal.

Lot details
Object
Horse hoof - curiosity cabinet - master test for blacksmith - ca 1875
Material
Horn - forged iron and forged nails
Estimated Period
First half 20th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
9×12×13 cm
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