Hoof, Horse

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Circa 1910
A horse hoof with gold paint trim around the top and the bottom. Three natural dark lines run down the centre. There is a triangular shape painted in gold paint at the bottom centre of these lines in gold paint which joins onto the trim. Seven clots of gold paint are spaced at regular intervals around lower third of hoof. " Stella 1910 " is marked on it.
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Circa 1910
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This horse hoof poses a question: was Stella a steed, a nag or a rider? Decorated with a gold painted border and marked “Stella 1910” frustratingly little is known about the hoof. During the Victorian and Edwardian eras horse hooves were often elaborately mounted, sometimes fitted with silver or gold and plaques and used as inkwells, snuffboxes or keepsakes. This hoof appears to be an economical version of this trend but a lack of supporting information in museum records gives few other clues. With new information on the collection emerging daily from multiple sources the answer may well eventually surface.
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