"Take a look at this thoroughbred
Silver nickel horse’s head
Opened mouth hides what’s beneath
For the base is where you’ll find its teeth."
Originally released in the early 1970s, this horse head decorative item is crafted in silver nickel, with an embossed 'Gucci Made in Italy' logo. This decorative piece was selected by the Creative Director and Vault archivists for its particularity, character and exceptional vintage condition, and it was reconditioned to the highest standard by in-house artisans. It has been given the number 78 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.
Gifts, including silver items, were sold in the first Gucci store in the 1920s, and the art of silver design continued throughout the years as this horse decorative piece was created in the early 1970s.
The intricate design and engraved detailing speak to the craftsmanship that encompasses every Gucci product—transcending the utilitarian design to a true piece of art. This vintage piece can now be used as décor or a precious heirloom.
As soon as you hold a piece of the Vault, you begin to write a new chapter of its story—instituting a relationship, rather than ownership, that will forever connect one owner to the next. As the years accumulate, every mark or crease is collected onto the surface, continuously altering the item’s appearance and making it unique. Imperfections should be expected and treasured as the journey continues for this piece.
Originally Released: early 1970s
Due to the age of this item, and to preserve its beauty, this decorative piece is not intended for use with food or drink.
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.