"This interesting survival is in perfect original condition, the cant le plate of blackened steel relieved by embossed fleur de lys terminating in globular pommel, the burr plate embossed in a similar manner; the actual saddle of leather embossed and stitched, carries a pair of steel stirrups with openwork treads.
From Castle of Flachtigen, Brunswick.
Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Sotheby & Co., London, July 29, 1930."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 550, Art. #18, Album 8, p. 19