I am "new" to the breyer world and looking into a unique piece that my girl friend would love for Christmas. I have done limited research on the background of the company and found that prior to the 80's when they began the production lines that are known and loved they produced other moldings. From what I gather a horse was actually one of their first pieces and in the 1950's was mounted next to a clock. I have seen several of these supposed pieces listed all over the web. I am asking for any information that I might be able to use to validate the authenticity of a piece, it would be worthless to me and maybe her if I ended up just getting a molded horse next to a clock when the idea is to get a breyer original. I really think the idea is a good one for the holidays and would mean alot so any information provided will be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all who post and to those that don't but gave it an extra thought.