Carved and painted figure with black saddle and green blanket underneath; acorn with green leaves on one side; mottled beige body with brown spots. There are numerous losses to the paint on the body; saddle and blanket underneath repainted in modern times.
Said to be in a private collection in Halifax, Massachusetts, by the 1930s; sold, Skinner, Bolton, Massachusetts, American Furniture and Decorative Arts Sale 2092, August 12, 2001, lot 241; purchased by the MFA.
Mary E. Moore Gift
- Attributed to Gustav A. Dentzel Carousel Co., active 1867–1928
- Carved by Salvatore Cernigliaro ("Cherni"), American (born Sicily), 1879–1974
Object Place for Label
Place of Manufacture
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Overall: 76.2 x 127 x 29.2cm (30 x 50 x 11 1/2in.) Mount (Wooden base ): 8.9 x 20.3 x 66 cm (3 1/2 x 8 x 26 in.) Mount (wooden post): 58.4 x 4.1 cm (23 x 1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Painted wood, glass