Golden Carved Wooden Horse
A vintage carved wooden horse covered in gold leaf and decorated with small round green glass mirrors.
There is a delicately carved harness around the face and neck, finished with an elaborate tassel decorated with a green glass jewel. Similar decoration runs around the rear of the horse and extends down the back legs. A double row of green glass decoration runs around the lower neck and chest and the back is covered with delicate carving and green glass work representing a saddle cloth.
When we bought this horse it was said to be from Burma. Having seen nothing like it in Burma, in our view it may originate from India. Certainly the haughty posture and the tiny shesha glass mirrors that decorate the saddle cloth and harness are indicative of a princely Indian horse.
Dimensions: Height approx 70cm