The lion has appeared on the Royal arms since the reign of William I (1066-1087). Its lion is recognized as the king of the beasts and is shown in one of two different positions. A lion walking (usually from right to left), is a lion passant. The other position is a lion standing on its hind legs, known as rampant. The passant is guarding; the rampant is ready for combat. When facing to the left, it is showing its fierce and wild side; to the right, its gentle side of its personality. Most animals on horse brasses face left, perhaps because of the early use of horse brasses (amulets) which was to protect the bearer from the “evil eye.”
Horse Brass: Lion Rampant
Horse Brass: Lion Rampant.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Individually hand cast using the finest British brass.
Hand filed to remove any rough edges left after casting.
Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of high quality brass.
ARMAC Brassworks has been creating quality brassware for more than 75 years.