Fresh from Private Collector's Estate. Easy to love this beauty if you are a toy or folk art enthusiast. This just has "The Look" that grabs you and any onlooker.
Appears to have been made in the 1930-40's, give or take a few years, but we are not 100% certain. The children names Hans, Rudi & Suse painted on the plane sides are not common American spellings, so this may have been made in Europe or in America (as it also has the red, white and blue paint on carousel landing). The planes and horses are hand carved wood and the children are made from cloth, felt, yarn and string.The propeller and wings on planes are a tin or maybe aluminum. The wind key (which works very well) looks very old and perhaps dates back into the 1800's, but the main carousel of course is newer. The carousel characters are on fixed poles and the base simply spins around a center axle and runs quite smoothly. It's a fun piece. As a note: We Found a Hans Bach (born 1902 in Germany) that was married to Suse Bach and Hans had a brother named Rudolph who went by Rudi, no kidding. I'm guessing this was made by Hans who passed away in London England in 1977, but that is just a statistical guess. We just do not like altering vintage or antique items. The carousel begins to turn immediately upon turning the key and it moves easily, no need to over wind it. It does not play music, and we are not sure if it ever did as we did not view inner workings. We took multiple pictures from all sides for your consideration and in different light settings to try and fully capture the items appeal.
Please review all pictures taken for your consideration and use zoom feature if needed. The toy is very solid and in great shape, we only noticed a slight tear in cloth fabric near carousel top, but its mostly hidden by other fabric at the top. The rest you can judge for yourself in pictures. Please follow our store if you love rare antiques, primitives and collectibles of many types. We scour the land for the rarest and neatest of items for our Buyers who love them.
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We offer premium quality items and provide lots of pictures (we count on our detailed photos to assist with describing the treasure) to assist you. Our packing is top notch (often taking 30 minutes to over an hour on delicate items). We exhaust ourselves to get your new treasure safely home. The item "Best Folk Art Mechanical Spinning Carousel withHorse, Planes, Riders 21.5 x 13.5" is in sale since Sunday, September 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art".
The seller is "new_life_antiques" and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.