Sherlock is a beautifully restored Collinsons rocking horse. The horse dates to circa 1950-70, but has recently been fully restored, including gessoing, repainting and fitting out with a full
set of new tack in quality English leather.
This includes the fixed leather saddle seen, new stirrups and leathers with adjustable straps, blue saddlecloth with trim, bridle and new blue rossettes.
A black mane and tail in natural
horsehair complete his fitting out.
The stand has also been re-furbished and varnished, so all is sound and in full working order.
Sherlock is a quality vintage rocking horse with the benefit of a full professional restoration
rendering him as good as new.
As specialised antiques dealers, we authenticate our stock, why not email for a copy of this fine antique rocking horse's authentication certificate, just quote stock no H63.
Body Length 19"
Length of Stand 42"
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.