Please Help Me Pinpoint Age & Origin of This Wooden Rocking Horse
There are no identifying markings on it that I can find. It is large enough to accommodate a 3 year old child (and maybe even a small 4 year old). From the floor to the back of the saddle measures 26 inches, from the floor to the tip of the ears is 36 inches and from front tip to back tip of the rockers, it measures 41 inches. It appears to be solid wood (it's very heavy!) and the wood grain is quite pretty. I suspect the mane and (whimpy) tail are real horse hair. The saddle, bridle and breastplate are real leather. The English style stirrups are some kind of metal but not stainless steel like real English irons.
I doubt this rocking horse is antique, or even vintage, for that matter. I think it's probably more of a contemporary creation. I'm curious to find out if this rocking horse is mass produced, or whether it is handcrafted. Although the rocker base is somewhat simplistic, the horse almost seems too perfect to be handcrafted. Has anyone seen a rocking horse like this one? Can anyone tell me about it or direct me to a knowledgeable and reliable source that might be able to pinpoint its age, manufacturing origin and possible value? Thanks!
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