Melba - brand name of HA Wain of Stoke on Trent, UK. Sold ceramic horses
(mainly heavy horses) from c. 1967-1984-ish, when the company ceased
trading. Many horses were harnessed, or came with hand-made wooden vehicles.
The company's showroom was located opposite the Gold Street works of Beswick
(I visited both many times). From Keren GM.
Above Left: This model with its removable harness
is owned by Patricia Ohlott
Draft Horse in Dapple Grey (#8191)
Photo provided by Teresa Rogers-Worrall
Draft Horse in Grey
Shown as "Captain Jack." Large traditional size with backstamp and paper label. Image provided by Kim Mason.
Suffolk Punch in Chestnut
Shown as "Red Baron." Includes original harness and he is 1/8th scale with backstamp and paper label. Photo provided by Kim Mason.
Standing feathered draft in grey
Shown as "Harry". Photo provided by Kim Mason.
Welsh Cob Pony (Section C) in bay
Shown as "Amos". Classic sized; no markings. Kim describes this as an "elusive" piece. Photo provided by Kim Mason.
horse in bay
Photo provided by Lori Critchfield
Standing horse in brown pinto
Shown as "Oscar", photo provided by Kim Mason.
Hunter in dapple grey
Shown as "Seamus." 1/8th scale Hunter/Irish Draft with backstamp. Image provided by Kim Mason.
Shown as "Zach"; provided by Kim Mason.