Wood horse on wheels...Vintage or Newer?

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  1. MML

    MML Well-Known Member

    Hello, picked up this piece the other day. I'm thinking it was made to look old, but thought I'd check with what you thought. It's 20" high by 13" wide. Thank you! 2007-11-12 02.22.15 (2).jpg 2007-11-12 02.22.37 (2).jpg 2007-11-12 02.13.56 (4).jpg 2007-11-12 02.15.22 (3).jpg 2007-11-12 02.12.53 (4).jpg 2007-11-12 02.16.06 (3).jpg
     
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  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    To me, and I'm no expert here, it looks like maybe a Scandinavian pull toy with some age to it.......but then the colors could be more indicative of India.....there's always the possibility I'm wrong on both points too!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The wood/gesso/paint thing is often Russian or Kashmiri. I'd suspect Kashmir in this case. It's not antique, but might be older. Dunno.
     
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    They're attractive, but I'd have paid about $5 each in an import store back in the 80s. If that. Antique they ain't.
     
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  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to think along the lines of what culture would make a kid's horsie toy as a mare nursing a foal. Does it have a place where some kind of cord could have been attached to make it a pull toy?
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is cute, but as the others said fairly recent, and made in India for export. Probably made in Rajasthan, NW India.
    The word temple was probably added because he/she confused them with small bronze 'temple toys', which are on wheels.
    A culture where they know there are horse and cuteness fans in richer countries.;):)
     
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  8. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    If you looked carefully at that front image you can see a hole where something was attached for a rope or 'something'......on the base part..... at least of one of those end views is the front end!!!!!:smuggrin::smuggrin::smuggrin:
     
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  9. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    1st Dibs prices are ALWAYS insane......I just can't imagine anyone buying there!!!!!!!:eek::rolleyes:
     
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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    People are willing to pay for the photography which is usually excellent.

    Debora
     
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  11. MML

    MML Well-Known Member

    Thank you everyone for your input! There isn't a place for a string to have been attached.
     
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