Antique Rocking Horses
A rocking horse by Equine, circa 1960/80
He is in excellent condition for his age, which we assume to be sometime before 2000 (the rocking horses are still in production in Australia.) Unusually he has a calf skin covering to give a realistic finish, which is formed onto a wooden and plastic moulded frame. The tack is in red leather, all in reasonable condition for a horse of twenty years service. The mane and tail are blonde, in cow hair.
The stand is metal, on two wooden bases. Rossettes consist of leather roundels, with the eyes made from similar, but with a plastic outer.
All is in full working order, apart from stirrups and the tail, which are missing. (These items can be included in the price.)
Body Length 23"
Length Overall 44"
Post war production of Australian skin covered rocking horses began with Antonin Andrysik, a Czech, who set up a business in Melbourne 1954 making rocking horses to a particular design, using wood, metal, hide and plastics.
This pattern was continued by Edward Hojak, a Yugoslavian, who took over Antonin's business in 1964, as Hojak Toys, which continued until 1983. The Equine Manufacturing Company have continued making rocking horses to his designs since 1984.
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.