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Early 19th Century Mexican Woven Silver Bridle Reins

Early 19th Century Mexican Woven Silver Bridle Reins

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 544244

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2940 North Swan, #128
Tucson, Arizona 85712

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Early 19th century silver woven horse bridle reins that have been mounted in an old shadowbox walnut frame. On the back is a recent letter telling the story of how Col. Patrick Dillon of St. Louis, MO brought back these reins from Mexico in 1837. There is much history of this man in the St. Louis area, however the reins belonged to a long time Tucsonan and this was part of his estate. They are similar to South American silver reins however these are woven round and have the Indian silver balls or pomegranates incorporated into the design. It is hard to tell the exact length but they are shorter than modern reins.