What is in a name? Royal Doulton’s ‘The Rocking Horse’.

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The Rocking Horse HN2072.
This particular figure I am sure you will agree is charming and belongs to a small group of rare Harradine figures produced for a very short period post WWII. The only reason I can see for this figure’s short production (1951-3) is that its production was too costly at a time of rationalisation within the Burslem factory.
The inspiration for this figure is undoubtedly the film ‘The Rocking Horse Winner’ from 1949, where a young boy discovers he can predict race winners by rocking his rocking horse!

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