Antique Chinese or Tibetan Ming Dynasty Warrior Horse Saddle Stirrups to sword. Antique Chinese Or Tibetan 17th Century Ming Dynasty Warrior Horse Saddle Stirrups. Pair of authentic antique Chinese military, late Ming Dynasty 17th century horse saddle stirrups of characteristic form, each hand wrought russet iron arch was beautifully formed with hand sculpted dragon heads, terminals flanking the pierced strap slots and adorned at the base with hand chiselled and pierced rectangular cartouches with Chinese motifs.
Oval shaped foot plates with a raised lip around the edges are hand forged separately and welded to the arches by copper. The lip around the edges of the foot plates are made separately then welded to the foot plates. During the Qing Dynasty were made similar types of the stirrups but cast as one piece in iron.
This Ming Dynasty stirrups are made of three separate elements of hand forged iron and welded together by copper. Height: 19.5 cm (7.68 inches) Width: 10.5 cm (4.13 inches). WEIGHT: 1.754 kg = 3 lbs 13.87 oz.
CONDITION: Showing age and usage, pitted, as it is an aspect from a used 17th century antique Ming Dynasty iron stirrups that are over 370 years old. REFERENCES: Dragon and Horse: Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond by Drs.All items are guaranteed to be authentic antiques, and not reproductions. All our artifacts are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Canadian buyers please note: We are required to charge HST or GST on all orders mailed to Canadian destinations. Our business HUNDRED & ONE ANTIQUES is based on a long family tradition of collecting fine European and Oriental Antiques and Art, with a special interest in Antique Arms and Armour. We have been involved in antique trading since 1970. Welcome and thank you for visiting. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
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