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I have a carousel horse that I would like to find out more

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I have a carousel horse that I would like to find out more about his origin and history ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

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My name is***** will be happy to help you.
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Please Note: I am sorry I am unable to do live conversation per phone. There is data that needs to be obtained, this is always best in written form, in order to give a correct, honest appraisal.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Glenda, how can you help me with the origin, background and/or value of the horse. He is a outside row horse and the other side has much more detail, but the photo was much darker inside the store..supposedly the tail is real horse hair.The bells are only excess decoration as well as the red ribbon. Please advise...email or cell XXX -XXX -XXXX
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Is this horse marked? If it is not there is no way to know who made it, where it is from, or when it was made, since we cannot see it in person. If you can send pictures, I can see what I can do online with age and value.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Glenda, Where would I look to find any markings ? I would think that it's style, facial features and color marking should give some indication of it's origin ?
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Yes you would think that would give indication of it's origins but, these have been copied for years from original Antique Horses, those that were produced in Germany, Italy, France and other European Countries. They have been produced by numerous factories in America since the 1800's. The one you have appears to be American Made early 20thC, but if not marked there is no way to know an exact age or who made it. If it is marked it would be on the underside or on one of the lower legs.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK Thanks I will look and let you know if I find anything ? If it is marked what can you do with that information ? Does it lead us to an origin of a maker and if so, how do we go about get an appraisal ? The horse shows minor stress cracks, but overall it is in Great shape and the colors all appear to be original. To me, a layman, this horse seems to have very destinctive features and appears very artiful in design, maybe realistic is a better word. Thanks again..
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello

If it is marked yes that can be looked up in books, that we have. If not then it is valued based on what it is and what has sold in the past 12 months or so, at auction or in antique shops that sell this type item. We have access to paid data bases where we can find this information. A value is not a problem at all, it is always hard to find origin or maker when they are not marked. There is no book or data base that has every horse that has been made and painted listed by what it looks like.

Glenda