Collinsons Rocking Horse

Carmel, A Restoration project.

Collinsons were prolific rocking horse makers in post war Liverpool, so most date to between 1950 and 1990 when they finally ceased trading after 155 years and five generations. Many, such as "Carmel" make fine restoration projects. In this instance Carmel is in need of a new gesso coat, so would be a completely blank canvas to start on. We are negotiable on any restoration packages, the aforementioned gesso coat could be done for example and any materials required supplied as a package.

Height 35" (Excluding bell)

Body Length 19"

Overall length of stand 44"


Contact Details

Phone 01938 561363


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.