A Carousel/Merry-go-round Horse
To be pedantic this horse has spent his working life rotating in a
clockwise fashion not the opposite – so more correctly he should be
termed a Merry-go-round horse. Most probably he was carved and
decorated in the first quarter of the 20th Century but with time has
become a little weather beaten.
His small size is significant as he is typical of the hand cranked
dobby-horses that were often seen in days gone by displayed on
Though he may now have a flaky paint surface – permanent is his pride,
emanating from a whirlwind heritage while his proud face is only
eclipsed by the lustre in his eyes.
Circa 1910 England Height & Length 31″ £ POA