Herschell Spillman Antique Wood Carousel Horse, “Blanket Jumper” circa 1915 with original Genuine Horse Hair Tail, Metal Horse Shoes and Pole on stand. This full wood horse was masterfully hand carved over 100 years ago by the Herschell-Spillman Company, one of the most celebrated names in the carnival world. It has been stripped of paint to show the integrity of wood-carving detail and wood condition. This figure is a “blanket jumper”, having all four feet off the ground in motion and a blanket carved under its saddle. It’s hooves, mane, saddle. Saddle blanket, head, ears, nostrils, mouth, breast collar, etc. Are beautifully detailed and quite expressive. Is what gives Herschell Spillman “Country Fair Style” figures such distinction and defines this American icon. He pole that it is on is the original one that once hooked it to the top of the carousel, used in the design of it’s special made stand. The horse can be rotated or taken off the pole. The stand comes apart into three pieces. This figure is from the merry-go-round at historic “Tiny Town” children’s amusement park in Los Angeles, California, operating from 1945 until 1956. The black and white pictures you see attached are from the actual. “Traveling style” carousel it came from. Which the National Carousel Association identified as a “portable Herschell-Spillman” model. A stunning artifact of American folk art.. The item “Herschell Spillman Antique Wooden Carousel Horse 1910 Blanket Jumper Hair Tail” is in sale since Sunday, December 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Fairs, Parks & Architecture\Amusement Parks”. The seller is “trashriot” and is located in Sedona, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Year: circa 1915
- Featured Refinements: Antique Wooden Carousel Horse
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States