Toy horse, pull along, skewbald, skin-covered, wood/leather/[calf skin]/ [cow's tail hair], metal [Germany], 1870-1930 The horse is featured in a walking position placed on a moulded timber platform which is inset with four, cast-iron spoked wheels. The body is covered in brown and white animal skin, probably calf hide, with a white mane and brown tail, both probably made of cow's tail hair. Stitching on the inside legs shows where the hide was joined. The horse has a realistically shaped head with glass eyes and painted timber features including teeth, black hoofs and a muzzle with flaring red nostrils. The horse is fitted with a leather bridle with white brow band and rosette and metal buckles and bit. The brown leather saddle has adjustable stirrup leathers and metal stirrups and is placed on top of a red saddle cloth. Probably missing is a handle which would have been attached to the front of the platform so the horse could be pulled along.
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(Accession num: A10213)
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