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Rocking horse

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1944-1945 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood and metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr C. G. Voce

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 3

Physical description

Rocking horse mounted on a swing rocker, the horse and frame are made from flat planks of wood. The frame is painted red and the horse is supported by metal bars attached to each foot. The horse is painted white with black rings over the body, head and legs. On the horses back is a rectangular saddle made of padded green imitation leather, fixed to the horse with green tacks. The mane consistd of a strip of mottled cream and brown fur fabric. At each side of the head is a red handle. The rider's feet rest on a cross bar incorporated into the frame.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1944-1945 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wood and metal

Object history note

Bought in Gamages department store, London, in 1944 or 1945 for £5.00 by the donor's wife's aunt, Mrs Phillips. Given to the Museum in 1979 by Mr. C.G. Voce [79/842]

Descriptive line

Wooden rocking horse made in England in 1944 or 1945


Wood; Metal



Subjects depicted

Horses (animals); Rocking horses


Children & Childhood; Animals and Wildlife; Play

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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