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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilkinson, Walter (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, cotton fringing, leather, velvet, felt, braid and rope

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Carved wooden hobby-horse on a wooden structure. The head and neck are painted off-white with attached cotton fringing for the mane and tail and red leather strips for the harness and reins. The horse wears a mediaeval-style green velvet cloth and red felt saddle decorated with yellow zig-zag braid, black cotton braid and white rope

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)


ca.1920 (made)


Wilkinson, Walter (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, cotton fringing, leather, velvet, felt, braid and rope


Height: 36 cm, Width: 49 cm

Descriptive line

Carved wooden hobby horse, made by Walter Wilkinson. English, ca.1920


Wood; Paint; Cotton thread; Leather; Velvet; Felt; Ric rac braid; Braid; Rope


Carving; Painting; Sewing


Entertainment & Leisure; Puppetry


Theatre and Performance Collection

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