Imported carousel horse

Imported carousel horse

Note the large cracks over the legs - not a sign of age, just a sign of bad workmanship which suits the illusion that it is an old horse. Also, the very crude painting is obvious. Real carousel horses were usually elaborately decorated and often show evidence of the many layers of the 'park paint' they received over a working life. This horse just has the one coat.
The saddle is terribly wrong. Carousel horses had fixed saddles usually carved from the same block of wood as the rest of the body, to stop it being taken away of course. This broken leather effort is a bad joke.

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