White Horse of Cherhill Lapel Tack
This is the first of my Wiltshire White Horse Range and it's Cherhill! Hand drawn and hand sawn from sheet silver this lapel tack can be worn by both men and women. I have tried to copy the horse as near as possible from photographs so as to capture all its little "quirks". Please note my Cherhill white horse has been hand sawn so all may vary slightly from the photo.
Approx size 3cm.
"The figure at Cherhill was first cut in 1780 by a Dr Christopher Alsop, of Calne, Wiltshire, and was created by stripping away the turf to expose the chalk hillside beneath. Its original size was 165 feet (50 m) by 220 feet (67 m). Dr Alsop, who was Guild Steward of the Borough of Calne, has been called "the mad doctor", and is reported to have directed the making of the horse from a distance, shouting through a megaphone from below Labour-in-Vain Hill"
Photo credit of White Horse at Cherhill to Marcus Good, @enfield401 on Instagram