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    Posted 9 years ago

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    This is a single rosette from a horse harness. I believe they usually came in pairs, but I just have the one. The metal is nickle-plated and the image is covered in a thick convex glass lens. This is just one of the items from my Grandfather's Nebraska farm which my Dad gave me. I would date this at maybe 100 years old. Does anyone have any info on this?

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      I love the Patriotic motif of the Eagle and US Flag!

      Maybe made during SAW or WW1 era to show support for the war or part of 4th of JUL "horse kit" for parades.

    2. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Great piece love it !
    3. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 9 years ago
      Thanks for all the love. I feel really good about being able to share these things.
      scottvez you are most likely right because as a pair these would certainly dress up a old nag.
    4. Ira, 4 years ago
      Count the stars. If it is historically correct you should get a 'no later than' date as to when other states came in. If you count 34 then it will be before June 1863, if 35 then after. 36=1864; 37=1867; 38=1876; 42=1889; etc
    5. Ira, 4 years ago
      If you have access to a stereo dissecting microscope (10-40X, 3D) look at the back and around the edges of the white area. There could be the maker's info in less visiable places or faintly marked.

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