A pair of papier maché working grey horses, ' pull toys,' probably 1890c and made in Austria. I say ' probably' as many were , I am afraid, made by people in the twentieth century in the style of the Victorian period ones ! This pair was purchased from a reputable dealer here in Zurich, Switzerland as being from 1890 c.!
The two are wonderfully decorated , with a great look. They certainly look the part - however, collectors will have to form their own opinion on the pair.
Size : L. 18 cm. ( 7 3/32" ) x B. 6.5 cm. ( 2 9/16" ) x H. 18.5 cm. ( 7 9/32" ).
Weight of the pair : 680 g. ( 1 lb. 8 oz. )
Condition : some cracks to the papier maché and some pulling chains missing and logs from one horse missing. The metal wheels function well. Some minor chips to the paint.
Pair of papier maché horses, 1890c.