Sallys Rocking Horses Ltd

Genuine Ayres Rocking Horse

Bella, an antique rocking horse by F H Ayres

A restored early antique rocking horse by F H Ayres

Bella is a charming F H Ayres rocking horse. She has been restored by a previous owner to include a natural horse hair mane and tail, leather saddle and bridle.

Her leg joints  have been secured, although she has gesso cracks still visible on the joints. She is sound and ideal for family riding, but would benefit from a more sympathetic restoration in future years. This is reflected in the competitive price for an Ayres of this size and quality.

Height 45"

Body Length 26"

Overall length of stand 50"


Frederick Henry Ayres was one of the leading late Victorian toy and rocking horse manufacturers. Probably second only to Lines in output, many would regard Ayres as more classic. F H Ayres was innovative with a string of interesting patents for rocking horse designs. The firm was based at 111 Aldersgate, London from 1864 until 1940, supplying most London department stores, such as Harrods as well as being widely exported. Ayres rocking horses are undoubtably the most collectable of antique rocking horses.

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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