Rare and Early Georgian period Toy horses rocking horse antique toy collector
January 16, 2020
+++I will be out of signal & unable to respond to any questions between Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st December. Set of Rare and Early Georgian Period Toy horses x 4 – suit rocking horse / antique toy collector display. Thought to be from the Georgian period and very possibly of solid body construction as per the Georgian rocking horses of this time. Wood & gesso with a gorgeous deep yellow patina to the shellac on all 4 of them. I just love the naiveness & simplicity these beautiful toys present. Dear little faces & outstretched legs typical of the period. They possibly could have started life on a platform as there is evidence of little stubs under some of the hooves. They are in overall good condition considering their age – albeit one or two slightly loose muscle blocks to inside under chest & some missing gesso & paint / loose harness in areas (can be reattached with care). Two of the horses come plain & two come harnessed – please see photos for their condition & the attention to detail on the harness which I find incredible. Each of the 4 horses is approx 14″ long by 10″ high. These are the only examples of toy horses in this Georgian style I have experienced or seen – after widely searching the web for similar & finding none. They are looking for an appreciative home to a new owner who appreciates their simplicity & English toy history. Thankyou for offers – but this is the price. Collection in person also welcome. The item “Rare and Early Georgian period Toy horses rocking horse antique toy collector” is in sale since Sunday, December 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Other Vintage & Classic Toys”. The seller is “countrycottage” and is located in uk. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom