Smokey – Beautiful antique rocking horse circa 1900
Smokey is a medium sized rocking horse which has been in our family for two generations.
He could have been carved by JR Smith – at least two experts have identified him as such – but we are happier to sell him as ‘unattributed’ as records for these old horses are notoriously scarce, but we know he’s from around 1900 possibly earlier.
Part of his stand has been replaced, which makes identification even harder. He is strongly carved and very well proportioned. He was restored in the 1990s by Stevenson’s and then in 2020 he was given a new mane and tail (before and after photos can be provided). We are very fond of him, sad to let him go and will only sell to a loving home – no dealers please.