Stroller A Collinsons rocking horse restored with a polychrome pattern.
We can supply Collinsons rocking horses up to 39" high based on the polychrome pattern pictured. This pattern is based on one used on some Collinsons and other Liverpool based makers in the 1920s and reputedly used on Atlantic liners. These novel designs appeal to younger children, yet combine the investment value of buying a vintage rocking horse. The restoration is to a high standard, using natural horse hair manes and tails, quality leather and fittings. These horses are restored to order, though may at times be available from stock, it may therefore take up to six weeks to deliver. Customers may specify colours for saddlecloth and mane and tails on placing an order. The following standard sized Collinsons rocking horses can be restored in this design to order as follows:-
(Larger sizes can be available on request, though the appeal with this design is probably for the younger child.)
32"-34" high £1450
36"-39" high £1550
Collinsons of Liverpool is a famous rocking horse making family going back as far as 1836. They are especially collectable today from their postwar output, producing cheaper horses in the increasingly mass produced markets emerging. At this period their designs are quite distinctive with rectangular pillars, diamond shaped pillar covers, brass pin eyes, cordouroy saddles and a distinctive paint design. Medium and larger horses seem to have used rocking iron brackets from what must have been an enormous stock of Lines brackets.
Production tailed off in the 1980s, with the firm ceasing trading after five generations in the same family in 1992.
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.