The bow rocker is regarded by many as the classic form of Victorian rocking horse made and it is the form which we
see on some many logos for toy shops, children's nursery
schools and shops. Prior to the invention of the safety
stand in the late 1870s, this was the only form which
existed. So, our Lancaster Victorian rocking
horse draws its inspiration from the mid-Victorian
period and we use information we have gleaned to re-create the prevalent style of the
time authentically and give a period feel.
In addition to being a beautiful rocking horse, it
is consciously mounted on a longer, more shallow bow
rocker than the rather more dramatic bows,
which are sometimes know as Georgian bow rockers, and which date from a time when the attitude to child safety
was rather more cavalier!
Like all of our Lancaster rocking horses, this one
is individually hand carved by a professional rocking
horse maker with more than 30 years experience. Not
only is the carving of the highest standard, but the
exquisite finishing comprises a skillfully 'antiqued'
paint surface, which is built up subtly in many
layers and complimented by understated dappling.
Please do not confuse this masterpiece with the pale
imitations of Victorian rocking horses for sale elsewhere!
Some Features of all Lancaster Rocking Horses
These are some of the features shared by all our Lancaster
Individually hand-carved by one of the world's finest
and most experienced rocking horse makers
Crafted from the finest hardwoods for maximum
strength and stability
Leather tack made from finest leather of the type
used for Chesterfield sofas
Outstanding riding action
and swinging motion
Lovely long mane and tail which invite stroking!
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