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Rocking horse

Rocking horse

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)
    England (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bauer & Krause (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Deerskin, wood, metal, straw

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. R.S. Gray

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 3

Physical description

Rocking horse mounted on a swing rocker. The horse has a straw and wood frame, with deerskin stretched to cover it, it wears a full tack. It is mounted on a wooden rocking frame of two uprights, metal swings and cross-bars.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)
England (possibly, made)


ca. 1930 (made)


Bauer & Krause (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Deerskin, wood, metal, straw

Object history note

Given to the Museum in 1973 by Mrs. R.S. Gray [73/2596]

Descriptive line

Fur covered rocking horse with full tack, on swing stand, possibly German, Bauer & Krause c1930.


Wood; Hide; Straw; Metal


Taxidermy; Carving

Subjects depicted

Horses; Rocking horses


Children & Childhood; Animals and Wildlife; Play


Museum of Childhood

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