A fine and rare carousel Hippocampus <BR />Daniel Carl Muller, Philadelphia <BR />circa 1905
Lot 558W
A fine and rare carousel Hippocampus
Daniel Carl Muller, Philadelphia
circa 1905
Sold for US$ 50,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine and rare carousel Hippocampus
Daniel Carl Muller, Philadelphia
circa 1905
This is one of the only three known carved by Daniel Muller, it was originally on a T.M. Harton carousel operating in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania.
height approximately 55in (139.5cm); width 69in (175.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Conservation was done in 1989 by Lise Liepman, Albany, CA. The work involved removing sixteen layers of old park paint to reveal the original paint surface. It is very rare to find carousel animals with the original paint.
    Literature:
    William Manns, Painted Ponies, American Carousel Art, 1986, page 67.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note: this lot includes both the original and later paint decoration
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