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Imperial Crested Plate with straps -c1800- Help ID please!?!

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Hi Gents

I'd love some thoughts on this....

i couldn't resist it... gulp!

Its in the USA but on its way to me.

it was described as an 'incomplete belt' 

These are the pics from the advert.

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i reckon the crest is this one but wider...

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so

I think this piece is no belt as the crest would not be worn sideways. If so this looks like it would be worn on the chest or even the back as a 'plate'. Then the straps angle down and are wrapped somehow. The straps look surely incomplete to some degree.

i haven't yet found a picture that's similar.... yet.

Hope you like Gents.

All replies appreciated.

tony

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Hi Iver

you tease!

ive been googling But so little info when results are for us Brits (ie English Language!)

 

ive tried breast plates and back plates and Cavalry uniforms....

 

Got a little clue for me??

 

Cheers tony

 

 

Edit

Read again - Horses!! On it!

Edited by Farkas
Horses!

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Hi Gents

Iver, thank you.

i don't know yet - I like the idea of a 'face' plate for a horse? Or 'chest' ?

tony

 

 

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...look here..

Kone_M2.jpg

...but i dont think it has to do something with army or imperial family or so. just a nice ornament for a draft horse...

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I agree: almost certainly a piece of horse harness, though it coukld I suppose be for a military horse as easily as a civilian one.

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17 hours ago, Iver said:

...look here..

Kone_M2.jpg

...but i dont think it has to do something with army or imperial family or so. just a nice ornament for a draft horse...

Iver, can't thank you enough for the picture....

9 hours ago, peter monahan said:

I agree: almost certainly a piece of horse harness, though it coukld I suppose be for a military horse as easily as a civilian one.

Appreciated both....

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Hi Gents obviously I hope it's old and maybe military or even Royal!

its the crest I thought made it worth a punt...

I'll post pics once I've got it....

tony

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It was pretty common in that time that they used the crest, initials of emperor, national colours and the portraits of emperor and his family on everyday used objects as a sign of patriotism....

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