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Horse Brass - RSPCA London, 1911 Reg. No: ST 034414
- Horse brass: Commemorative, merit badge R.S.P.C.A. London. Van Horse Parade 1911. Coat of arms at top. Shield shape. Type: cast brass. Date: 1911.
"Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals award brasses were believed to have been the first award brasses for showing horses. In 1886 the first London Cart Horse RSPCA parade was performed. Is it believe very soon after, the first RSPCA awards were awarded. There is record of RSPCA award brasses from 1896 on. Badges were presented for Van Horse Parade and Cart Horse Parade Merit Badges. Later a circular badge was issued as a general award. Some war era badges were cast in aluminum." (See: http://www.antiquehorse.com/antiquehorsepage3.html)
- Item has the remains of two studs on back, possibly from the casting process.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr W. Haysom, 1982
|Tagged with:||amulets, animals, cultural beliefs, folklore, harnesses, heraldry, horse brasses, rituals, souvenirs, symbols, -1|
|Themes this item is part of:||Cultural Diversity Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE|
|Secondary Classification:||Animal Husbandry|
|Inscriptions:||Marked "Merit Badge R.S.P.C.A. London van horse parade 1911"|
|Date Made:||Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), 1911
Commemorative, merit badge R.S.P.C.A. London. Van Horse Parade issued in 1911.
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"COLLECTIONS - Strange Amulets for Horses", http://nmz.ponyclubvic.org.au/site/ponyclub/nmz/downloads/kcertstuff/issue9-april05.pdf, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_brass, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH
http://antiquehorse.com/newbookspage2.html, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH
http://www.antiquehorse.com/antiquehorsepage3.html, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH
http://www.darwincountry.org/explore/000934.html, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH