Rocking Horses Sold



Rocking Horses previously sold 
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'Alexis'
 
A bespoke Haddon type rocking horse by 'Bowkett Rockers' Painted as a natural dapple grey horse, nearing completion.
 
A photo of him completed will be added...
 
Alexis dapple head
 
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'Early Ayres'
 
Very early F H Ayres rocking horse with the telltale sloping rump, fine carving & sitting very low on his stand.
 
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'Leach'
 
Antique rocking horse in overpainted condition on a replacement stand, attributed to Leach, a lovely horse with some beautiful delicate carving to his head & neck.
 
Leach grey
 
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'Legend' 
 
A beautiful bespoke rocking horse by Legends Rocking Horses who are renowned for their quality of craftsmanship & attention to detail in every horse that they carve. 
 
This horse is no exception & the attention to detail includes extra carving to his neck & legs to mimic muscle tone. 
 
He is not a standard Legends rocking horse but a bespoke steel grey.
 
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Legends dapple
 
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A refurbished Collinson rocking horse.
 
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A very pretty extra carved rocking horse by F H Ayres, unusual for Ayres with a dished face.

Peggoty F H Ayres front of her pretty head



Peggoty F H Ayres Rocking Horse beautiful carving to her neck

Peggoty FH Ayres close up of her pretty head - other side

Peggoty FH Ayres Extra carved rocking horse circa 1900
 
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This Ayres rocking horse had no original paintwork to preserve so he was painted as a sooty palomino. 
 
Fitted to his new owners taste with a pointy lines style cream saddlecloth & just awaiting her saddle decorations in these pictures.
 
Pascha near completion
 
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'J R Smith'  
 
A medium size unrestored rocking horse by manufacturers J R Smith. 
 
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A small size swing stand rocking horse attributed to Crossley Brothers. 
 
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A limited edition Silver Cross rocking horse. Merlin is one of only 100 that exist worldwide.
 
He has his unique limited edition plaque to his stand with serial number & also his Silver Cross certificate of authenticity.
 
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Circa 1870
 
Rosie is a fine example of a W Parker & Son rocking horse with much original paintwork.
 
Rosie W.P&S bow
 
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 A cute little 33" Lines Brothers Sportiboy rocking horse
 
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phebe lines sportiboy rocking horse completed
 
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A rare 3 seat Nursery rocking horse by J & G Lines circa 1895. Approx 49" high

A fine example, Arabella is in untouched original condition. Her metal work and one present basket seat are all original. 

She has a patent stencil to her stand base, albeit faint. 
 
Her carving is beautiful... 
 
 
Arabella Rare Nursery Rocking Horse shown with end seat
 
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A miniature size Antique Rocking Horse attributed to F H Ayres Circa 1920/30

Tiny Tim stands a mere 27" to his crest & 27.5 including his ears & a body length of just 15"

His stand which has the 'A W Gamages London' stencil on is 30" in length.

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Stunning Antique Bow Rocking Horse with much originality

Attributed to G & J Lines & manufactured circa 1890 - 1900, Sundance retains his original paintwork & shellac varnish, leather tack, brass rosettes & both his removable pommels. His original glass eyes are both intact as is his original cows hair mane.

 Sundance Antique Bow Rocking Horse G & J Lines with his original saddlery i
 
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An antique rocking horse who has been refurbished to his new owners specification. 
 
A variety of tones to his mane & tail were a must & lots of studs in his saddle was the request!
 
Smokey Blue Refurbished
 
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A fabulous Extra Carved unrestored Antique Rocking Horse by F H Ayres circa 1885 / 1890

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Antique Rocking Horse Circa 1900 / 1910 by F H Ayres 
 
His metal rosettes are unusual & not the typical Ayres design commonly seen on other Ayres rocking horses. He retains his original silky rosettes &
even his buckle reins.
 
William Extra Large Antique Rocking Horse by F H Ayres5 

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An antique F H Ayres Rocking Horse.

Having previously benefited a sympathetic restoration attributed to David Kiss, 

He still retains his battle bumps & scars earned over his life span, which all add to his character.

Skip F H Ayres plain carved restored rocking horse

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Crafted several years ago by reknowned makers & restorers John & Dorothy Woods, he has had a light refurbishment.

Misty Dapple Grey Rocking Horse by John & Dorothy Woods

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A bespoke rocking horse painted as a palomino show pony 

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Florence - F H Ayres Antique Rocking Horse Circa 1900 / 1910

She is in original untouched condition with a wonderful patina & most of her old saddlery intact.

Beautiful Ayres florence

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An Extra Large Baby Carriages Rocking Horse 

He has his original dappling & paintwork intact. His original saddlery has survived, including his metal bit & also his stirrup irons

His stand retains the Manufacturers transfer 'Rambler'.


Baby Carriages Rocking Horse Extra Large

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A traditional dapple grey rocking horse by the Stevenson Brothers.

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An antique German Cabriolet Horse & Gig set by Bauer & Krause

A fine example of an original condition antique toy Cabriolet in full working order.

'Gem' the little horse bobs up & down as the Cabriolet is pushed.

In overall good played with condition, all the harness on the horse is original. 

German Antique Cabriolet Horse & Gig Set

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An antique rocking horse circa 1880 by G & J Lines. 

Unusually his original brass chest rosette has a picture of Queen Victoria, encircled with the words, Empress of India, Queen of Great Britain & Ireland, jubilee 1887. It is possible that these brass badges were only fitted to rocking horses during the year of Queen Victorias Golden Jubilee.

These same brass plaques were also fitted to the rare jubilee safety rocking Horses.

Two of these same brass plaques are also attached to his stand above the spigots on his turned upright posts.

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A Stunning contemporary Extra Large Oak Rocking Horse with flaxen mane & tail.
 
He is crafted from solid oak and the patterns in his natural oak grain is truly wonderful.


 
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A beautiful antique rocking horse on bow rockers ~ maker unknown                                                   

Just 30" high & although not painted to how she would have been originally, looks lovely just as she is.

Beautiful little bow rocking horse G &JLines

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'Ellenour' a superb antique rocking horse by reknowned Victorian makers F H Ayres. In original untouched condition.
Always a bonus to find a rocking horse with this standard of originality.


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An antique rocking horse by G & J Lines. 

 
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 A bow rocking horse by Brassington & Cooke. 


 
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An extra large contemporary rocking horse who had a journey over the waters to Ireland to meet his new family! 

 
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A beautiful Antique rocking horse in original condition by 'Baby Carriages'. Note her intricate original metal rosettes & her original paintwork, which is in excellent condition.
 
 
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An extra Large Very Early Antique Rocking Horse, thought to be by Smith who crafted rocking horses before J R Smith, dating him to around 1880. 
 
 
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A huge 58" high Stevenson Brothers Contemporary rocking horse carved from solid oak. He is now pride of place as an interior design piece in his new residence!
 
 
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Amber was a special commission crafted by the Stevenson Brothers. After years of use and looking tired, she came to FineEnglishRockingHorses for a holiday and after a bespoke refurbishment galloped off to new pastures with a loving family! The first picture, shows her as she came, before her refurbishment took place.
 
 
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A stunning Stevenson Brothers rocking horse with an exaggerated turned head & also a secret compartment! 
 
 
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An early Antique rocking Horse by Hill & Harrison - who crafted rocking horses for many years, before they changed their name to  'Baby Carriages'.
 
Note his original fine paintwork around his eyes. His deep shoulders & the extra carving to his neck and legs, all pointing towards a quality rocking horse, which would have cost more than the plain carved rocking horses available for sale at the time.
 
I have come across fewer Hill & Harrison rocking horses, compared to other makes such as F H Ayres, G & J Lines, Lines brothers & Collinsons, that come on to the market more frequently. This special rocking horse has found his way to a new home and i very much look forward to seeing him restored.
 
 
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'Merrylegs' 
- If you would like to order a new large Rivelin Rocking Horse just like Merrylegs,
 or in a different finish, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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