Plaque - Folk Art - Brass - 17th century

Description
Plaque - Folk Art - Brass - 17th century
France

A rare mule plate with a round and crowned coat of arms with a sun in the middle, supported by two lions.

The mule plate was used to connect the various parts of the mule harness. It is also a decorative and personalised attribute that allows the identification of the herd. The plates are either attached to the animal's forehead, allowing the plate to move as the animal walks and thus create light effects, gleams and reflections. In pairs, they are fixed on both sides. They also serve as blinkers.

Embossed brass with a very beautiful patina.

Savoy, 17th century.

Lot details
Object
Plaque
Material
Brass
Style
Folk Art
Estimated Period
17th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
0×17.5×17.5 cm
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