What a fabulous lamp for any young horse lover or Breyer model collector! This one dates from the early 1960s and includes a Woodgrain Running Mare and her Running Foal colt. The horses are the full Traditional size Breyers, the mare approximately 9 inches tall and 10 inches long. They are mounted on a solid wood base with a dark finish beneath a brass tube lamp fixture curved to fit around the mare.
CONDITION is lovely, ALL ORIGINAL, clean and ready to display. All you need to do is add a light bulb and the shade of your choice. There are NO cracks, splits, breaks or missing parts. The horses are firmly affixed to the base, which has an attractive grain. The light socket is made for a 3-way bulb, but a standard one will work if you want.
SIZE: The cap on the top of the brass light fixture stands 21 inches from the table top. The base is approximately 6.5 inches wide by 11 inches long.
Our Breyer Collector's Guide 5th Edition (Browell) shows pictures of both models: the Running Mare #920 and the Running Foal #930, dating both as produced 1963-1965; and says, "Darker woodgrain models were made for the lamp companies."
The ONLY issues we can find are minor and are on the LAMP parts, NOT THE HORSES: (1) A hard to see area on the base, behind the colt's hind feet, shows remnants of where a price sticker was affixed (see our picture with the red arrow); (2) The surface of the brass tubing is shiny but very slightly worn from age; (3) The surface of the top cap of the lamp fixture (that holds the shade in place) is scuffed and not bright (4) The old fabric/felt on the underside of the base is worn. ALL the lamp parts can be replaced with new if you wish to do so.
"Wood grain" Breyer horses are scarce and are very valuable in their own right. Finding ORIGINAL MODELS on an ORIGINAL vintage lamp is very difficult ! Don't let these horses jump the fence and get away !!
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