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Rocking Horse

1991.1143 (RS21604)

Description

A rocking horse with a flattened carved head and neck attached to shaped seat and ring, supported by 6 turned spindles. The seat is raised on an arched supports and joined to long rockers and front rolled-edge platform. The horse is painted mottled grey with blue mane and eyes and a red mouth and nostrils. The rest is painted a medium blue and bright yellow stripes. the seat is painted with a polychrome eagle in flight.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
Inscribed on adhesive tape is: Loaned by NF Little . Inscribed in pencil on the horse's underside of the platform- front and back is: [illeg.] M Pete (or Pet) of F.W. Norris .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Toy
Descriptive terms
Eagle
HORSE, ROCKING
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
rocking horses
Dimensions
17 x 35.5 x 14.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1143
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3359

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