The Festival of Britain 1951 celebrated the centenary of the 1851 Great Exhibition, but more importantly its numerous exhibits throughout greater London and in major cities around Great Britain, were attempts to give Britons a much needed feeling of recovery and progress after WWII had left London, Plymouth, Sheffield, Liverpool and many other cities still in ruins from German airstrikes. National morale was low due to the devastation and redevelopment was badly needed to take the mind off the past and focus it on the future. The Festival was used to promote better quality designs in the rebuilding of British towns and cities following the war and was hailed by many as “the tonic needed for the nation.”
Horse Brass: Festival of Britain 1951
Horse Brass: Festival of Britain 1951.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Hand cast using only the finest British brass.
Casting mix consists of pure first-run brass with a high amount of copper for superior color.
Hand filed after casting to remove any rough edges left from casting.
Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of high quality brass.
ARMAC Brassworks has been producing quality brassware for over 75 years.