The starburst design on this sterling silver pendant was taken from a harness mounting that dates from the 18th-century. A skillful saddle and harness maker with an ingratiating manner and a head for business could earn an excellent living in colonial America. His clients typically were rich and typically wanted the best. In the 18th-century, supplying "the best" to the equestrian set usually meant comfortable profits. Add this pendant (and a touch of history) to your jewelry collection.
Pendant featuring star shape
Polish with a soft non-abrasive dry cloth
In the 18th century, horses were not as common as people think. They were expensive. Originally, owners had to import them, as they weren't native to this part of the world. The more horses you owned, the more the costs went up. Some Virginia planters had as many as six horses. Owners kept horses for various reasons, like riding, racing, and breeding. Almost always, saddle makers dealt with the carriage trade.