Stunning professional restoration of a classical English late Victorian-Edwardian bow rocking horse. Of unknown provenance, distinctive features include detail carving in the lower rump area, no teeth for a horse of this quality and size, and only a single pommel hole.
Parts of the bow, namely spindles have been replaced, bow is otherwise sound and rocks well.
Early bow rockers are difficult to assign makers to, there being numerous small makers prior to the 1880s. Usually earlier horses were more shaped, early nineteenth century ones tended to be more elongated as if on full gallop. A more classic pose was usually adopted from the 1870-80s onwards.
To purchase or find out more about this horse, please contact Sally, either by email or phone on the links on the footer, or better still, visit our showroom in the scenic Shropshire Hills, we would be delighted to see you.