Bow Rocking Horses

Antique Bow Rocking Horses are often unattributed, although some present clues to their manufacturer by the style of carving, paintwork and harness.

Below are photos shown purely for your interest of rocking horses which also include some modern makers such as Legends & Stevenson Brothers...

Bow Rocking Horse

A fabulous example of a rocking horse on a deep bow rocker, in original unrestored condition.  The rich deep yellow colour is due to the ageing of the shellac varnish, which will continue to deepen in colour over time.  

Attributed to G & J Lines.

Bow rocking horse antique attributed to G J Lines

Lines Brothers 00 Size

A teeny bow rocking horse manufactured by the Lines Brothers ( Lines Bros) & in the smallest size they made a '00' 

This little bow rocking horse is in original unrestored condition with little shellac remaining, which has left his factory duckegg blue paintwork on show.

00 sportiboy rocking horse by Lines Bros ( Lines Brothers)

Early Period Bow Rocking Horse

Simply carved & with a naive expression this lovely little bow rocking horse is unattributed & in his unrestored condition.

Early period bow rocking horse unatrributed

Miniature Bow Rocking Horse

Standing only a few inches high this is one of the smallest bow rocking horses I have ever come across! 

Unattributed & bearing some age to it.

In original condition.

miniature bow rocking horse

Cassilli House Rocking Horse

A fabulous & rare bow rocking horse who previously resided at culzean Castle & Cassilli house with the Kennedy Clan.

He has unusual carving to his wither area, extra carving to all his legs & a detailed carved face with flared nostrils and a tongue. 

This fine horse is unattributed in make & displays the outstretched racing stance of the earlier period horses.

He is in restored condition in this photo.

Cassilli House Bow Rocking Horse

Cassilli Castle Rocking Horse

A close up photo showing his large eyes & oval dapples, which would have been typical style of this period.

Bow rocking horse Cassilli Castle

Bow Rocking Horses

The rocking horse race!  

Photographed next to each other the different style of carving can be seen. 

Cassilli House Rocking horse on the left is in racing stance & the horse on the right has a more tucked in head.

Although unattributed - both are fine rare specimens. In restored condition.

 

bow rocking horse race

Haddon Bow Rocking Horse

Circa 1970's is this Bow Rocking horse created by Haddon. 

They made these under the 'Eventer' range & the mould is evidently taken from a G J Lines bow rocking horse, which can be seen by way of the moulding that replicates the extra carving in the 'V' shape above it's front legs.

These bows were made with end seats for the children to sit upon in the nursery. 

Haddon rocking horse on bow rocker

Modern Bow Rocking Horse

A very pretty dapple grey rocking horse crafted by restorer Jan Rusling to replicate an original antique bow rocking horse of the same size. Both these horses starred in the movie 'The Woman In Black' 

bow rocking horse woman in black movie