Medieval Bronze Heraldic Horse Pendant or Livery Badge, 1380 AD For Sale
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Medieval Bronze Heraldic Horse Pendant or Livery Badge, 1380 AD

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An extremely rare, large and well preserved medieval heraldic pendant or livery, likely Italian and dating to 1380-1440. This magnificent pendant would either have been fitted to the harness of a horse or around the collar of a man in the service of a great household. Remnants of the original green enamelling still remain. These pendants most often show the heraldic badge or coat of arms of the lord in question, yet this example appears to be something different entirely. It shows a scene of courtly love, a king enjoying the sport of hawking with his lady, a pastime which could only be afforded by the wealthiest. Scenes of religious devotion are common from the Middle Ages, yet depictions of a purely secular nature are far rarer. This is one of the most magnificent Heraldic pendants we have seen. Provenance: Formerly in the possession of Mr. D.G. (full name provided to new purchaser upon request).

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    In superb condition for a genuine medieval livery pendant. Mounted on a bespoke ebony stand.
  • Dimensions
    H 0.25 in. x Dm 3.25 in.H 6.35 mm x Dm 8.26 cm
  • Diameter
    3.25 in. (8.26 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU105221527882
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