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A Spillman Engineering Company jumper. The Indian blanket pattern was added to give this simple horse some visual excitement.
John Zalar was one of Philadelphia Toboggan Company's most talented carvers.
The gentle face invites one to touch it.
This is an armored horse carved by Looff, and is finished with 12 karat white gold leaf and 23 karat yellow gold leaf. The chamfron (headpiece) is filigreed with gold leaf and patterns.
A Charles Carmel horse with a dappled body coat.
This Indian pony represents a combination of specific styles used by different carvers - part Charles Carmel and part Stein and Goldstein. Since some carvers worked for several factories, this is not unusual.
The painted Southwestern designs compliment the eagle feathers on the shoulder.
Jackrabbits dance across the front chest strap.
Eagle feathers are sacred objects to many native Americans.
Two finished pieces, a contemporary new-carve dog by Tim Racer, and an antique Dentzel stander, both eager to race back to their owners.
The cocked ear and curious eye of this E. Joy Morris Company horse emphasizes the sweet nature often seen in their carvings.
The soft polished leather surfaces are accented by the glazed gold leaf used on the fringe and in the scrollwork.
This frisky Looff sports barn owl feathers on his shoulder.
This Allen Herschell with a roached mane is painted a soft dapple grey.
The rhythm of a gallop is exemplified by this Philadelphia Toboggan Company horse.
Softly rendered feathers, delicate scrollwork, and glazed gold and aluminum leaf all accent the trappings.