You are looking at a genuine Victorian 'cast' English horse brass dating to around 1890. This brass measures three and three quarter inches inches high by three inches wide, and has a domed 'sunboss' center. A good example of this brass, showing nice harness wear and patina on the back.
NOTES ON HORSE BRASSES
Horse brasses have been made from the late 18th. century onwards, and are still being made today. This makes it difficult for the new collector to distinguish modern copies from the genuine old ones, but one way to get a good idea if a brass is genuine or not is to look at the back of it. The back should show signs of 'harness wear' caused by the brass having been rubbing on the leather for many years, and also have a brown, ranging to black patina which develops with age.
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