Boar Hound's Collar

English or Continental, 17th c.

Iron. The Hound of the Baskervilles might have worn a collar like this -- it was certainly for a massive canine. The heavy iron and sharp spikes would have kept the dog safe from the teeth and tusks of even the largest boar -- and they did grow big! It's far from decorative, but it's very dramatic and I doubt we'll ever find another quite like it. A spike or two and a ring lost, but basically good, unrestored condition.

Approx 7" diam, 3-1/2" deep.

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