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Victorian Child’s Riding Horse

Small, well carved, painted and leather harnessed child’s riding horse. By J.Collinson & Sons, Liverpool. Full of character and of great small size. Original intended to stand upon a wheeled platform with push along handle to rear.
English, circa 1880 - 1900
Height 20” (50cm) Width 20” (50cm) Depth 5” (13cm)
Stock No. 1554

The rocking horse manufacturer J. (Jervis) Collinson & Sons originated in Liverpool in 1836 and has only ever been a small family business, with most of the workers being family members. Always very popular and with a distinctive appearance, the horses were identified by their large, painted eyes and eyelashes, with a harness pin at the centre, curled mane and tail, plush corduroy red saddle and, on earlier horses, the leatherette saddle cloth. Up until 1851, the Collinson horses were painted in a variety of colours; however, following a visit to the works by Queen Victoria, the company thereafter only produced horses in a dappled grey, in honour of that chosen by the Queen. The firm continued producing rocking horses through five generations of the same family until 1993.

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Victorian Child’s Riding Horse

Small, well carved, painted and leather harnessed child’s riding horse. By J.Collinson & Sons, Liverpool. Full of character and of great small size. Original intended to stand upon a wheeled platform with push along handle to rear.
English, circa 1880 - 1900
Height 20” (50cm) Width 20” (50cm) Depth 5” (13cm)
Stock No. 1554

The rocking horse manufacturer J. (Jervis) Collinson & Sons originated in Liverpool in 1836 and has only ever been a small family business, with most of the workers being family members. Always very popular and with a distinctive appearance, the horses were identified by their large, painted eyes and eyelashes, with a harness pin at the centre, curled mane and tail, plush corduroy red saddle and, on earlier horses, the leatherette saddle cloth. Up until 1851, the Collinson horses were painted in a variety of colours; however, following a visit to the works by Queen Victoria, the company thereafter only produced horses in a dappled grey, in honour of that chosen by the Queen. The firm continued producing rocking horses through five generations of the same family until 1993.

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