Collectibles-General (Antiques)/PTC Carousel Horse

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Richard Gardner wrote at 2013-05-01 03:18:39
One should compare the horse in question to the original PTC Silver Anniversary horse carved by Frank Carretta in 1928-1929. (PTC got its start in 1904.) See the cover of Carousel News & Trader Volume 11, #9, Sept. 1995. This is definitely not the Silver Anniversary horse. The style is that of Frank Carretta but the horse in question shows definite differences in the trappings and ornamentation when compared to the original. The armor on the neck and face of the horse is distinctively different, and the drapes show less refinement than on Carretta's Silver Anniversary horse.  Carretta won carving awards for his horses two years in a row in 1928 and 1929 at the annual amusement industry expositions. I suspect this is a copy of Carretta's original horse. If this horse is still existing, I would love to stop by to examine it the next time I am in New England.  


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