Winston is an English carved wooden rocking horse manufactured around 1938/40. FH Ayres Ltd, widely considered to be one of the finest rocking horse manufacturers in the country, merged with William Sykes Ltd around this time. He has been fully restored to professional standards and has most of his original paintwork and patina preserved. Great care has been taken to ensure the period look has been retained and a new locally handmade leather saddle and saddle cloth, fixed bridle, real horse hair mane and tail fitted. His head has been carved with a subtle tilt to the right, adding to his great character.
His glass eyes are original as is the swing stand which retains its swing irons and four bolt clamps typical of the Ayres style and period. There is a label on top of the stand which bears the brand name FH Ayres. Although rather faint with use over the last eighty years or so, it has nevertheless been preserved for authenticity. An ideal Christmas gift or new baby present, or just a great feature looking good in any room, and one that can be passed on down through the family for future generations.
Floor to top of mane. 42 inches x 15 inches.
The item "Antique Vintage English Wooden Carved Rocking Horse by FH Ayres Fully Restored" is in sale since Monday, November 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Rocking Horses". The seller is "laupreleehw" and is located in Hatherleigh, Devon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.