Life-size bronze horses go up for auction

  • The life-sized bronze horses seen by thousands of visitors to Camden Lock are being sold at auction following the development of the market.

    65-1 lr[1]Before it became a famous market, Camden Lock was the home of the Pickford horse stables and horse hospital, which took care of the horses pulling the barges along the Regent’s Canal.

    The sculptures were commissioned by the owners to commemorate the origins of the market and installed in the market and the halls in the Nineties.

    The collection is part of Summers Place Auctions house and garden sale held in the Walled Garden, Billingshurst, West Sussex on 21 October.

    64-1 lr[1]Among the 18 sculptures for sale are two monumental horse’s heads with an estimate of £15,000 to £25,000 each and a two metre high bronze stallion which is estimated to sell for between £5,000 and £8,000.

    There are also other bronze groups showing blacksmiths and grooms working with the horses.

    “The life-sized bronzes will no doubt appeal to anyone who loves horses,” said auctioneer James Rylands.

    For more information visit: www.summersplaceauctions.com

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