Horse Belt Rare Gold tone metal 7 horses VTG Equestrian Theme Numbered France
Fantastic delightful belt or neck piece with fine crafting consisting of 7 horses in a circle connected with chain loops by AR Paris – mod de pos. This rare unique Horse belt is made with excellent craftsmanship, each horse is numbered with the same number. The back of the horses are stamped : AR mod depos Made in France and the number 2175.
. There are Seven horses connected with a band. The belt connects with two Horses facing each other and a chain with an S hook. The end of the chain has a Stirrup. The color and quality of this belt is absolutely beautiful! The belt is in pristine condition and do not believe it has been worn. The belt measures:27 inches from the front horse head to horse backside: 27 inches. The chain end with the stirrup measures: 7 inches..
Condition: Note: the stirrup – one side has some very slight minimal pitting. Not serious-..just some very fine / light rough spots.
I have tried searching for the maker of this belt with little results. I have found one similar at 1st dibs -listed as a Neiman Marcus item.
"Mod depos" is an abbreviation for "Modele depose'", which roughly translates into "patented" or "patent applied for" Elias
Correction: Modele Depose' is French for "Registered design".
Which would be the equivalent of a copyrighted design in the U.S.
Design patented would translate into " Modele Brevete' " Sometimes both are combined, like in " Modele brevete' et depose' ", meaning: "Design patented and registered"Modele Depose refers to registered trademark patent for watches in France.
CHRISTIAN DIOR PARIS, Modele Depose 48.133 / 759922
I wish I had been able to provide more! This is quality item.
Each horse measures – head to tail 3.25 inches
The height front hoof to top of mane is 2 inches.
With the belt fully extended – including the S hook and the chain is : 36 inches