Saturday, January 19, 2008

Old collars, new collars

A unique collection of historic and fascinating dog collars has been built up over the years at Leeds Castle Dog Collar Museum and is now the only one of its kind in Great Britain. Spanning five centuries, the collection contains examples of collars from fearsome fetters for the great hunting hounds of the past, to canine couture for 21st century pooches. The collection of over 100 collars and related exhibits was presented to the Leeds Castle Foundation by Mrs. Gertrude Hunt. The Leeds Castle Replica Collar, sold by Vintage Dogs, has a classic 19th century design of flowers and scrolling acanthus leaves, with a silver wire encircling the top and bottom edges. Each is created in sterling silver, by hand, by the renowned New York City silversmith William Manfredi. Each collar is priced at $2,400.00, jewels can be embedded by request.

1 comment:

Kats_Kritters said...

Ive heard of that museum.. it would probably be pretty interesting and somewhat fun to go there and browse.