Rocking Horse

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-3359

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

Descriptive Terms

rocking horses
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Painted
Eagle
HORSE, ROCKING

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Toy

Dimensions

17 x 35.5 x 14.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1143