Friday, 12 November 2010

Yippee! I Found the Impossible!

I was googling last night and came across a Christie's (South Kensington, London) auction catalog for their upcoming sale on November 23, 2010 and found this wonderful Edwardian bronze horse model wearing a side saddle!



It is described as "AN AUSTRIAN COLD-PAINTED BRONZE MODEL OF A HORSE BERGMAN FOUNDRY, VIENNA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY. With a side saddle, the underside stamped 'B' within an urn, 'GESCHUTZT/3260' 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm) high."

I would so love to own it but with an estimate of £5000 to £8000, it's a "bit" out of my budget that I use to occasionally treat myself to a Breyer horse! LOL!

7 comments:

  1. OMG that's gorgeous - wow someone will be lucky to own that!

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  2. What do you think of Hilason? http://cgi.ebay.com/Sidesaddle-New-Hilason-English-Horse-Aside-Side-Saddle-/230526226009?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35ac6f0e59

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  3. No, Hilasons are garbage. I can't think of a single thing right with them except that they are made from leather, LOL! They are built on normal astride trees that are so wide that they don't fit most horses only massive draft horses. The leaping heads are placed WAY too high so that you would have to have an incredibly short stirrup to get anywhere close to using it when needed like in an emergency or jumping. The panels are designed all wrong and are probably stuffed with carpet scraps.

    They would make good bar stools or pub decor though!

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  4. Ditto to that about the Hiliasons. I've seen a couple in person and they are horrible. You won't enjoy riding sidesaddle at ALL if you try riding in one.

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  5. Was this the horse from Dickinsons Real Deal?

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  6. I don't know, I've never watched that show! :) I found this horse last year on the Christie's website in one of the "upcoming auction" catalogs. I have no idea what it sold for last year but if the estimate was anything to go by, it must have gone for a lot.

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