Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century

Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century
Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century
Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century
Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century
Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century
Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century
Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century
Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century
Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century
Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century
Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century

Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century
A Very Fine Pair of 19th Century South American Bell Stirrups ('Estribos de Campaña') in Brass. The stirrups are beautifully cast with cherub masks flanked by foxes rampant ('standing up') within leafy scrolls. The detail of the fur of the foxes has been chased into the brass (now polished out with time on the high points). The stirrups do not have any maker's mark or stamp, they are probably 19th Century (but possibly earlier) and may originate in Brazil or Argentina (though they may have been cast in England for sale to the Spanish or South American market). The brass has a lovely tone and the workmanship on these pieces transcends their original purpose: they have become beautiful sculptural works of art.

Included within this lot is another piece of brass which has always been associated with these stirrups - possibly an ornamental fixture for a riding boot but a "mystery object". Dimensions: Each stirrup measures 7" high (18 cm) x 5 1/4" (13.5 cm) at the widest. The foot aperture measures approx. 3.5 (9cm) wide x 2 3/4 (7 cm) high.

Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz (1.1 kg) - (including the "mystery object"). The item "Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century" is in sale since Friday, September 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Equestrian\Saddles & Tack\Stirrups". The seller is "jantregeagle" and is located in Witney.

This item can be shipped worldwide.


Antique Brass Estribos de Campaña Bell Stirrups South America 19th Century