Sallys Rocking Horses Ltd

Contemporary Rocking Horses

Glyndwr
The "Ferrari" rocking horse

  • Ferrari rocking horse

This is a very special rocking horse, commissioned by Asprey's of London, and made by Stevensons of Kent in 1997. He was specially made for an auction to raise money for the Save the Children Fund, and indeed raised the sum of £14,000 at the time.

 

A special connection Aspery's had at the time was as sponsors to the Ferrari Formula 1 racing team, hence he was fitted out with red and yellow tack (Ferrari's colours), with the prancing horse logo on decorative badges on his tack.

 

This is an exceptionally large horse, standing at 55" overall, so one of the largest rocking horses we have handled. The finish is a black french polished effect, again very unusual in a rocking horse. The body is made of dark american walnut.

 

His provenance is confirmed by the Stevenson's brass plates, one dating him to 1997 and production no 2900, the other confirming the Aspery's commission and his entry in the Save the Children Fund auction dating to December 1997.

 

Glyndwr has spent the intervening years at a children's home in Wales, hence we have named him after the famous Welsh prince, Owain Glyndwr. Apart from keeping many children happy in this time, he has suffered slight wear and tear, the most significant being scruffs into the surface of the wood in a few places. Restoration work has been carried out, but not able to totally repair what is otherwise a highly polished surface.

 

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Asprey's of London

 

Stevenson's of Kent

 

This is a very large rocking horse, one of the largest we have ever handled. It has also been a very difficult rocking horse to photograph and bring out it's quality. Viewing is highly recommended, but please phone through beforehand to make sure someone is here.

Height  59"

Body Length 33 "

Length Overall 71"
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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.


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Registered Address 1 Shepherds Yard, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH
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