Sallys Rocking Horses Ltd

Sallys Rocking Horses Ltd

Vintage and Antique Rocking Horses

Email: sally@sallysrockinghorses.com Tel 01938 561363 Mon-Fri 9-5.

Antique Rocking Horses
Polo

A fully restored and extra carved JR
Smith rocking horse circa 1900-1916
  • Smith rocking horse
Polo is a spendidly restored JR  Smith rocking horse circa 1910. This is a quality restoration retaining original paintwork with conservation were needed. The original stand is in good condition and free of any infestation.
Polo has been completely outfitted with a new natural horse hair mane and tail, new tack, including leather saddle , fixed bridle and reins and new stirrups. Attractive blue rossettes complete his kit.
Polo is a top quality "extra carved" rocking horse, with enhancements to his carving on the neck and legs.
Height 43"

Body Length  24"

Overall Length 53"
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The firm of JR & T Smith operated from a number of addresses in North London between 1881 and 1916. Although the firm struggled financially and eventually went bust, it was a sizable manufacturer producing a range of rocking horses, tricycle horses and prams. Although lesser known, the quality of carving of Smith horses is on a par with Lines and Ayres.
JR & T Smith rocking horses are distinctive in having the rocking brackets sitting over the pillars.

Extra carving is a term used to describe enhanced or extra carving on the neck and/or legs to imitate the musculature of a real horse. It thus produces a more realistic and detailed rocking horse. This was usually offered as an additional option or deluxe model on a standard model. It is also often associated with added detail such as teeth or even a tongue.

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.