Carousel Horses, Carousel Animals, Carousel Figures and Carousel
Sandy Paul and Gary Franklin
- phone: 978-534-4538 -
1477-2 - Allan Herschell - $20,000
This rare horse is one of only four known figures in this style. Designed by Ward Oliver and carved by Gerhart (Jake) Wurl in 1917 as a promotional figure for the trade show booths of the Allan Herschell Company as well as a float figure during WWI to promote Liberty Bonds. This large stander—72 inches long by 51 inches high—presents in an extended striding pose, its arched neck crested with a full cascading mane having a signature knotted lock and a long forelock parted around the eye. Its open mouth head with protruding tongue is bowed and gathered severely behind the vertical. The spectacular snowy steed is harnessed of a high pommel saddle trailing fringe and a bordered skirt with relief cabochons secured by a girth having a large round buckle, the whole resting on a rippled saddle blanket overlaid with a tasseled sash.