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Author Topic: Name that horse, please - rearing horse, bookend?  (Read 1779 times)

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Offline Ivo

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Name that horse, please - rearing horse, bookend?
« on: March 08, 2009, 06:11:00 PM »
Here is a satinated horse which jumped out at me today.  It is 8"= 20 cms high, so quite a hefty steed. I immediately recognised it - it is in one of my books. But which one? I thought it was Chevalier for Baccarat (it has that sort of quality) but cannot find it there. It is also not Leerdam. And I've googled myself silly. A name, a name please. And don't spare the horses!

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Re: Name that horse, please
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 09:20:31 PM »
... Fostoria .

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Re: Name that horse, please
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 09:39:24 PM »
Thanks for an unexpected candidate. I checked the "useful & ornamental" book but Fostoria made 2 horses - colt standing and colt reclining; the tallest of these is 3.7/8" - so rather too small.

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Re: Name that horse, please
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2009, 09:56:52 PM »
Rearing horse #2564 = height 7 3/4  ;)

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Re: Name that horse, please
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009, 11:13:25 PM »
Thanks - that led to a lot of googling. Horse bookends seem to be a complicated field, and these have been made at the very least by Fostoria, New Martinsville and Smith bros. in the 1940s - and possibly by others. Most items I see on the net are lacking in definition, and there is discussion on how to distinguish between the various makers. Of course, finding one of these in Europe is a rare occasion - no wonder I've seen it but not recognised.

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Re: Name that horse, please
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2009, 11:27:22 PM »
I've been through this process myself, and my pair turned out to be by New Martinsville.

The LE Smith version has a different, beaded mane as you can see here

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I don't have a photo of the Fostoria version I'm afraid, but it has a slimmer, less tucked head

Hope this is of help. :)
Alison

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Re: Name that horse, please
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 04:18:18 AM »
Ivo, Replacements.ltd has a couple of Fostoria horses at http://www.replacements.com/webquote/FOSFOA.htm?s1=gbase&36288& that look like yours. It is the second link on the page. Unfortunately, it doesn't give a height.
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Re: Name that horse, please
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2009, 09:53:21 AM »
Thank you both Anita  :hiclp: and Alison  :hiclp:

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Re: Name that horse, please
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2009, 01:23:34 PM »
It's called a Bookend and is 7 1/4" high, made 1939-58.  Reissued in 1991 in crystal for Fostoria outlet stores.
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Re: Name that horse, please
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009, 06:23:51 PM »
http://www.debook.com/animal/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/cb040511ce439532b3e90605e16cd812.jpg
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The similarities to the coarser 1940s L E Smith (US) horse book end are remarkable, this is more likely to pre-date that. Further research needed.

Mary Pelt attributes to Libochovice1937 #39 on page 16 here

Sizes: 215mm (8") high

Marcus to 'possibly'  Jablonex, Czechoslovakia 1948-92.

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