Set of Rare and Early Georgian Period Toy horses x 4 - suit rocking horse / antique toy collector
Thought to be from the Georgian period and very possibly of solid body construction as per the Georgian rocking horses of this time.
Wood & gesso with a gorgeous deep yellow patina to the shellac on all 4 of them.
I just love the naiveness & simplicity these beautiful toys present. They have dear little faces & outstretched legs typical of the period.
They possibly could have started life on a platform as there is evidence of little stubs under some of the hooves.
They are in overall good condition considering their age - albeit one or two slightly loose muscle blocks to inside under chest & some missing gesso & paint / loose harness in areas ( can be reattached with care)
Two of the horses come plain & two come harnessed - please see photos for their condition & the attention to detail on the harness which I find incredible.
Each of the 4 horses is approx 14" long by 10" high.
These are the only examples of toy horses in this Georgian style I have experienced or seen - after widely searching the web for similar & finding none.
They are looking for an appreciative home to a new owner who appreciates their simplicity & English toy history.