Monday, 23 July 2007

My latest horse

I have just collected this rocking horse, bought on eBay for £67.
Three-quarters of her is a hundred years or so old; the head is a replacement, and bears no resemblance to the finely-carved head she would have started out with. The top plank of her body is not original, either.

She was made by J & G Lines (you can tell by the stamp on the underside of the brackets) so I shall study photos of similar horses to see what the missing parts should look like.

I plan to carve her a new head, as authentically as possible.

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