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MI-van-andel-museum-center-carousel-armored.jpg BUFFALO, NY – “Finally, the search for a new home for the historic 1924 carousel, built right here in Western New York, is over,” Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown said Friday during his State of the City speech. Brown announced that the city will make room at Canalside as land for the carousel will be transferred to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp... on 08 Feb 2016
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Hi I bought this little guy in a antique shop in Oklahoma City. Wondered if anyone could tell me anything about him? Circa? Artist?  He is hollow in the middle amd appeara tp be quite old.  Thanks ahead of time for any help.

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Modern piece - decorative value.

He has a lot of damage....a hollow center? Neck and head separate from the body.

My guess would be Mexican

That is what Mr. Hopkins suggested. A Mexican carver. Just wondering what else I could find. Thanks!

Oops....a reproduction/copy/knock off. The "real deal" wouldn't havw the pole hold going THROUGH any parr of tgw saddle. I hope you didn't pay too much even though he's cute.
Hard lesson learned & sometimes antiques stores don't know either. Go to the NCA page & look for the info on spitting fakes ...there are a lot.

It appears to be Mexican...nice carving. Not worth as much as the American carousel carvings.

As others have already suggested, this horse is Mexican. The puzzle though is whether it is an authentic carousel figure or a reproduction, since they look basically the same. On Mexican figures the pole does indeed go through the saddle as shown in this photo- that does not mean that it is a "fake". I have two authentic, vintage Mexican carousel horses carved by Ricardo Flores probably in the 1940s, and they both have the pole holes through the front of the saddle just as this one does. Mexican figures also often don't have a defining romance side, with the decorations being the same on both sides. I've done a lot of research on Mexican carousels and their figures, so I know what I'm talking about. This horse, while I'm not 100% certain, shows similarities to the work of Jose Martinez. To help determine its authenticity as a carousel figure, could you post a pic of the underside by chance?

Not my photo, borrowing it for educational purposes. Carousel in Mexico, notice the pole going THROUGH the front of the saddle. Yes, they do there. :)

This is a very cute horse. I believe it comes from south of the border. I have seen several similar pieces. I still have the original one I bought (instead of my first car) from 40 years ago.

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that's a nice picture of the little girl on the floral laden lead horse from the

the Riverview Carousel in Chicago!

Booth set up looks awesome! Hope lots of nice folks come see you at it!

Very Inviting!

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