Pair of metal stirrups. England (?). Third quarter of the 19th century.
Uncommon pair of stirrups made of white, cast and chiseled metal. Measurements. Height: 11.8 cm / 4.64 in. Opening: 8.8 cm / 3.46 in. Weight (of both): 432 gr.
Excellent pair of porteño style stirrups -called "de suncho" and used together with the loin-, manufactured in series in a European factory, probably English. The model was used in the first decades of the 19th century among the Buenos Aires gaucho, and it was manufactured a short time later in a metal alloy to lower its costs. No indications of its origin.
Both smooth arches end in a phytomorphic design. It has a transversal eye, also decorated with those leaves that project to both sides. Its footprint, typical in the porteño stirrups of that time, presents two openwork hearts in each one of them, and edges with movements towards the center in both.
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