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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

a very fine dog collar, saxony 1600's

Somewhere at the Metropolitan Museum of Art rests a 400-year-old dog collar of forest green.  Crafted from silk, leather, and gilt metals, it was once worn by a dog who hunted for the Dukes of Saxony.  I'd love you to see it - it's here.

Quick addendum! Over at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, there is a silver dog collar from the 19th century.  Though the maker's mark upon it is French, the other side of the collar bears in plain English:  "John Potter, Green Lane Station."  A fancy souvenir for Fido?  This museum also owns a simple engraved brass collar made in Philadelphia in 1786.

1 comment:

parlance said...

The dog can't have worn it to go hunting, or else he was a very tidy hunter.