Object Title

Saddle

Saddle

Date

1916

Object Number

VI.493

Provenance

Possibly Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

Consisting of two wooden side bars with steel front and rear arch, attached by swivel brackets on either side. Suspended between the front and rear arch is a dark brown leather seat over heavy webbing. The saddle flaps have been removed and replaced with light tan pieces of rectangular leather. The seat has two holes drilled into it, probably for mounting a figure. The spoon of the centre has been cut off.

Inscriptions and Marks

Centre of the front arch, stamped: STEELleft side bar, stamped: 7 and 1916 McK over CANADAright side bar, stamped: 7 and 1916 and a C with a broad arrow insideinside the webbing of the seat, printed: EN over X

Associations

Places Canada

Bibliographic References

Maj. G Tylden Horses and Saddlery, London, 1965, p.155-156.