Vintage Pendulum Balance Toy - Knight

Length 24cm
Depth 11cm
Height 48cm
Materials Metal


Painting a story from the European Middle Ages - an era when warriors were overflowingly full of bravery and chivalry, and clunky Medieval armour was Pret-a-Porter. This vintage toy portrays a heroic knight, shield and lance held ready, atop a raging, battle-thirsty steed garbed in regal blue barding. The figure's arms, lance, shield, and saddle rope move as the toy swings, along with the horse's head and front legs.

Popular in the 19th Century, balancing toys find their origins back to old China and India where they were carved out of wood, before becoming modernised in the West and finding form in metal, in particular, tin.

Considered an educational toy from as early as the 18th century, pendulum toys showcased a light swinging movement that is both soothing yet invoking of curiosity.

This series of toys was acquired from a toy-collecting Professor in Java, and come with a 'skyhook' style pendulum on a pedestal base.

In good condition. Only one available. A rare #journeyeastvintage find.

Approximate dimensions: 24cm x 11cm x 48cm (LxWxH)
Product code: JKT170-20F



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