A Victoria Stirrup

Moseman's Illustrated Guide from the 1880's shows a Victoria stirrup.
This finely cast steel stirrup is fitted with a leather & suede arch. The leather buckles under the tread and a loop fits around the slot for the stirrup leather. Possibly this was a safety device to prevent the foot becoming stuck in the stirrup iron? Or protection for boots? The iron itself is stamped "Super Steel" on its underside. I think it is late 19th Century.
It is likely to have always been a single stirrup for riding sidesaddle. I had a pair of very similar stirrups listed elsewher on the site - perhaps a little later in date & for the modern woman who rode astride?
Dimensions : 5½" (140mm) tall including leather x 4½" (113mm) x 2" (50mm)
Weight :6¾oz (190g)

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Antique Victoria Sidesaddle Stirrup Antique Victoria Sidesaddle Stirrup Antique Victoria Sidesaddle Stirrup Antique Victoria Sidesaddle Stirrup



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