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Title Baluchistan Police horse furniture
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1900-48
Price £50.00

This is off a bridle or possibly some other element of horse furniture. Baluchistan Police were from the southern frontier with Afghanistan and may well have been a paramilitary organisation rather than a local police unit at that time, as I rather doubt that local police would have had such exotic horse furniture!

It measures nearly 5cm in diameter and is a bazaar casting in white metal, probably some form of gun metal for hard wear and tear. There are some spots of verdigris to the face of the piece, as well as a little spotting on the reverse, but essentially the piece is in quite good shape for its age, which might actually date back to the 1890s when most of the Indian paramilitary police battalions were raised.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Horse Furniture : Bridles : British Empire : 20th Century]


Just a note to confirm that the [helmet plate centre] has arrived safely. It is a superb piece. Thank you.

G S, UK, 19.07.2008

The sword arrived first thing and it is an excellent item - many thanks indeed! Good to do business with you.

M M, UK, 01.11.2005