A rare example of a patent spring design produced in the 1920s, though with several possible makers.
The stand is outwardly a jubilee style four poster design, but the horse is mounted on a sprung steel bracket, itself tensioned with adjustable bolts acting on a coiled spring. Although the coil spring does appear slack, it is infact helping tension the mounting bracket. The result is the distinctive additional rocking action achieved on sprung horses.
The horse itself is in need of some restoration, having been over painted in the past. The horse itself is in need of some restoration, having been over painted in the past. There are some gesso cracks, so this horse is very much a restoration project for the discerning collector who wants something distinctively different.
Two similar horses were produced in the early 1920s, apparently separately, they were HS Hooper Ltd, of London and Invicta Toy and Doll Works Ltd of Kent
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.