Hunting Dog Brass Plate

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Last week, a friend here in Ontario found this small brass piece with a hunting dog on it.
I am hoping someone may have a theory as to what this was attached to? :icon_scratch:

Here's what he told me...

"Here are some other photos of this relic, notice a slight concave shape.
I was thinking maybe it was attached to a gun or pistol or maybe a basket of some kind to carry game?
This relic was found at a farm where I found mostly stuff from 1820-80?s."

Thanks very much for your help,
Dave
 

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Don't think it was riveted on, but I can certainly agree that it could
attach to a dog collar.

The holes in each end almost look like tabs that a single pin of some
type would go through. Then it could be attached to a shirt and worn
like a medal, or award.

As for the dog pic...don't think it's a specific breed, as it looks like a
cross between a Springer Spaniel and a Dachshund. 8-)
 
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Looks like part of a suspender style clip.
 
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I was thinking like Tony in SC,inlay of some kind but the tabs and holes don,t, seem right.Is it two sided?That is,does it have a design on both sides?Regardless I do like it!
 
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If you flatten it out, the holed tabs would be correct for riveting to a collar. Oh and those ID bracelets we wore back in the day, some had a bowled and curved profile. Just my uneducated opinion.....
 
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Thanks very much for sharing all of your theories guys! :occasion14:

Personally, I was thinking it was from a hunting-related accessory, possibly from a powder horn?
I like Cru's suggestion about it being suspender related. :thumbsup:

Thanks again,
Dave
 
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