Antique 1800s Famous Russian Troika Cossack 84 Silver Brooch Pin 3 Horses Sleigh. The brooch was hand crafted of few tridimensional pieces attached together which makes this rare piece exceptionally beautiful and intricate. Purple box is for display purposes only Not For Sale. Has a maker's Cyrillic hallmark and 84 silver mark. WE ONLY ACCEPT PAY PAL!"Triplet" or "trio" is a traditional Russian harness driving combination, using three horses abreast, usually pulling a sleigh. It differs from most other three-horse combinations in that the horses are harnessed abreast.
The middle horse is usually harnessed in a horse collar and shaft bow; the side horses are usually in breastcollar harness. The troika is traditionally driven so that the middle horse trots and the side horses canter; the right-hand horse will be on the right lead and the left-hand horse on the left lead. The troika is often claimed to be the world's only harness combination with different gaits of the horses. At full speed a troika can reach 45-50 kilometres per hour (28-31 mph), which was a very high speed on land for vehicles in the 17th-19th centuries, making the troika closely associated with the fast ride.
It was used for travelling in stages where teams of tired horses could be exchanged for fresh animals to transport loads over long distances. Prior to this time, only groups of three or more people could use three horses, and a single person or two people had the right to only drive a single horse or a pair.During the Russian Empire, the upper classes would use a troika driven by a livery-clad postilion. Decorated troikas were popular in major religious celebrations and weddings. The troika was a part of both urban and rural culture. The first troika competitions were held in the Moscow hippodrome in 1840. The troika was also exhibited at the 1911 Festival of Empire in London. Shop for precious antique and vintage estate jewelry, men and women watches. Pocket watches, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Biedermeier, Secession, Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian, Rococo periods and styles items, ancient Roman collection items, antique silver objet d'art. Original oil paintings and lithographs by known listed artists, vintage French tapistry and rugs. Bronze sculptures, Asian art, fine porcelain, high quality art glass, art lamps. Antique toys and collectibles, coins and much more. With skills, knowledge, experience and love for antiques. We appreciate your taste for shopping and we hope you will become our loyal client. We hope that you will like and admire our taste also for collecting and offering for sale exquisite and rare antique and vintage art pieces and jewelry. We will be happy and proud to pass the same love and admiring for antiques on you and that you will pass it on your family and friends. Thank you for visiting our store! We advise our buyers to read carefully our policy. Please, when shopping for antique or vintage items, keep in mind that the traces of age and wear are to be expected and that any flaws are part of the antiques beauty and charm. The photos are part of the description. The item you see is the exact item you will receive. Each item we offer for sale is unique. Each individual item was carefully inspected and evaluated by our antique and jewelry appraiser and was described to the best of our knowledge. The item will be packaged with extra care as it is always done by us. Any third party can not be involved in opinions, estimations or appraisals and their expertise. Certificate of authenticity and/or GIA are not provided unless otherwise stated in individual product description. By purchasing an item you agree that you red, understood and accept our store policy, terms and conditions. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "ninobelov3" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia.