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important! THE VIRGINIA COMPANY – harness decoration

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A bit of an enigma to us, a Google search for The Virginia Co. will offer more insight but suffice it to say here that the antique bass decoration offered here measures approximately 2 Ύ X 3 Ό inches and features the Virginia Company coat of arms with THE VIRGINIA CO. boldly cast in its banner. The piece was constructed by sand casting and polished on its face all resulting in a loss of fine detail but commensurate with early construction methods. Untouched on its face with a nice patina polished only by handling, the back of the piece is dark with a rough surface commensurate with period sand casting. The decoration remains suspended on its well-worn and crudely hand stitched period leather harness strap sectioned to approximately 9 inches in length. The strap is pierced at the top apparently for display as a wall hanging which is likely how the piece survived. Formed in the pre-colonial time when the entire eastern seaboard of America was named Virginia from Maine to the Carolinas, the Virginia Company was empowered by the Crown to govern the colonies; this right was not conferred onto the colonies until the dissolution of the Company after considerable hardship and widespread destruction by Natives which all but decimated the English population. The right to self-government was not taken from the colonies however, thus establishing the wide spread principle among remaining colonists that they should be self-governing. While the specific history of this piece has been lost in time it is clearly worthy. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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