Blackpool Fairground Carousel Horse14

Fairground Carousel Horse

A stunning and rare fairground carousel horse will original brass pole, from Blackpool pier, circa 1950s…

£495

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A stunning fairground carousel horse…

Dating to the mid part of the 20th century, circa 1950s, this is an original carousel horse made in fibreglass, and hand painted. Of English origin, Blackpool pier specifically, the horse comes complete with its original brass pole from the carousel itself. It’s a juvenile piece, meaning it was designed for kids to enjoy. We’ve ‘hand made’ a wooden and steel mount so that the horse can ‘free stand’, and essentially grace ones home or a retail setting (for example)…

We originally had six of these, yet we have just two left in our possession. This particular piece is offered in great condition and with a used patina. The horse is mounted on a hand made wooden base (from a reclaimed scaffold board), to essentially act as the floor of the carousel (where the horse would have been mounted to). The horse if dismantled would actually form 3 parts; The horse itself, the removable brass pole and the steel pole (which is attached to the base). The horse is offered in used condition, but perfect for display or decorative purposes…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. Structurally the entire piece is good and ‘free stands’ on the wooden base. There are some surface scars and abrasions, some paint chipping in areas and it’s a little tatty too. There are also a few small minor cracks or losses to the fibreglass, yet nothing that is detrimental to the structure or indeed the overall look and feel. We feel the current condition simply adds to its charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Please note : We are selling this piece for decorative purposes and not for sitting on. We don’t believe it would be strong enough to seat an individual given the build to the base

Dimensions : Depth : 22cm (front view), Width : 97.5cm (side view), Height : 92cm (just horse), Total Height : 209cm (from the top of the brass pole to the bottom of the wooden base)

Please note : The brass pole does actually go out of the photo frame a little, so please see the above dimensions for the actually height

Condition : Structurally great, some surface marks and scratches, weathered patina in areas, some paint loss, some small cracks and chips to the fibreglass, a little tatty and dirty in places, a naive and not professional finish to the wooden and steel base, a small repair to the horses left ear (as pictured), one potentially wouldn’t notice it, that’s why we wanted to highlight it

Postage : Due to the size and weight of this item, it is listed as local collection only. We do however have an affordable courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

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Dimensions 21 x 97.5 x 92 cm