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19th Century Carnival Folk Art Carved Wooden Head with Zinc Hat

US$2,500

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This head is from a fair or carnival game. Not sure what the game was, perhaps the head has been used to toss rings over, or maybe you were supposed to throw something in his mouth. His hat does not come off, so it probably was not a Charlie's hat game, in which case the hat should have been able to get knocked of for you to win the hat. The little holes in the bottom suggest it originally was mounted on something, rather than hanging on the eye/hook that is now in the back of his head. The head is hand carved from two blocks of wood glued together in the same manner that most fair carousel animals were carved back in the 19th century. This particular head is painted brown with bright red lips.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.63 in. (27 cm)Width: 5.52 in. (14 cm)Depth: 8.67 in. (22 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Unknown
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Haarlem, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1040410511521

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    US$80 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Haarlem, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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