Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Riders Up!

Saturday marks the first of the Big Three steeplechase races in the rolling hills north of Baltimore. We are big fans of horse racing and know that many of our friends are, as well. At Halcyon House, we’ve gathered a collection of equestrian-themed items for your consideration.

We found some gorgeous cuff-links and studs earlier this year, all in an equestrian or hunt theme. So sorry for the poor quality of these images, as the pieces are very small, and it was quite sunny!Most of the pieces are gold and enamel. And they’re packaged in leather presentation boxes, so they’re ready for giving!

Over the years, Stiles has collected equestrian china and porcelain, and the range of patterns is really quite amazing. From hunt scenes on plates, to cups with riders and saucers with fences, to this whimsical scene of a rider dumped in the pond, his horse taking a runner, and the ducks flying off, each piece is unique, and fascinating in its detail.

And of course, we have equestrian artwork! Our friend Sam Robinson, a local artist, has an eye for the horses and riders that he sees around the Greenspring Valley. After you’ve taken in one of the three big races, you might consider one of Sam’s pieces to remind you of how much fun your day at the races was!

Here are a few more equestrian-style pieces we’re showing.

What’s left to say after that, but Tally Ho!

As always, if you have questions about anything shown here, please contact Eric at Halcyon House Antiques.

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