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Posted 2 years ago

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livinglife
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I have had this horse/bike for quite some time but I have no idea of what it really is. Is it a toy that was made for kids quite some time ago? It looks like it is pretty old but, I don't know any thing about it. Does anyone else know what this is?

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    It appears to be a modern reproduction. Additional photos will help to confirm.

    scott
  2. livinglife, 2 years ago
    The stirrup picture - It is a metal (heavy) bar hanging off a leather strap - I believe the saddle is also a leather material. The wheel is a heavy metal with a cotter pin. The petals are a heavy metal The steering handles are a metal but they don't move the front wheel at all. It appears the handles are for look only.
    Anyone seen this before?
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    The crude cut of the horse, artificial patina and lack of functionality (won't turn) are all signs of it being a modern decorator item.

    scott
  4. livinglife, 2 years ago
    Thank you!
  5. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 2 years ago
    1990's decorator piece. Imported from the Phillpines, rusted and aged to look old. Hope you enjoy it for what it is, these were well done pieces, but often miss represented as old.

    http://www.tricyclefetish.com/fakes.php

  6. livinglife, 2 years ago
    Thank you rocker-sd.... very helpful with the link. I appreciate your assistance. I will enjoy it.
  7. Yuko Yuko, 2 years ago
    Regardless of who is a modern decorative object, I find it beautiful.
    Yuko
  8. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I like them also, I remember seeing a fair number of these in the mid 90's and I knew they were reproduction, but one or 2 "reputable" auction houses sold them as originals !! Like one of the art deco statues I bought from a U.S. mfg catalog in 1985. I knew it was advertised repro, I loved it and bought it cheap, then a year ago I see Christies in England gets one and says it is original, though it has the same patina. I have seen Christies and Sothebys make big mistakes from their experts, many of them do not even collect antiques. And Christies will not say it is repro after their experts have said it was period 1920's. Phil.

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