Friedrich Heyn Carousel Horse
Antique hand carved oak wooden caroussel horse sculpture. The polychrome paintwork is all original, as well as the iron base. Based on the high quality carving, with nice details such as the opened mouth with tongue, the eyes of glass, this piece is attributed to the renowned maker Friedrich Heyn, Neustadt in Orla. The loose ears are of a later date.
Date of manufacture: late 19th century.
Domensions: Height 125 cm, length 95 cm
Carousel or merry-go-round figures were first carved in the United States in 1867 by Gustav Dentzel. Collectors discovered the charm of the hand-carved figures in the 1970s, and they were soon classed as folk art. The price of the best carousel animals rose from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand in the 1970s to many thousands by the 2000s. A stander has all four feet on the carousel platform; a prancer has both front feet in the air and both back feet on the platform; a jumper has all four feet in the air and usually moves up and down.
Condition: Good used condition, the right front horseshoe restored, the original painiting is worn. Tail missing.
This large and heavy piece can be collected in our shop in Zaandam Netherlands
Antiek handgesneden caroussel paard van eikenhout. De decoratie is origineel, als ook de ijzeren standaard. Gebaseerd op de hoge kwaliteit van het snijwerk, met details als de geopende mond met tong, de glazen ogen, wordt het paard toegeschreven aan de maker Friedrich Heyn. De losse oren zijn van later datum.
Geproduceerd: eind 19de eeuw
Afmetingen: 125 cm hoog, 95cm lang.
Conditie: Goede, gebruikte conditie, de paardenhoef rechtsvoor is gerestaureerd. De originele verfdecoratie is deels verdwenen. de staart ontbreekt.