Especially commanding, regal horse, pictured
on page 6 of W. F.
Mangels Co. Catalogue No. 4.
11 large jewels, 2 broken, 1
missing; 9 small jewels. Body
dappled blue-gray, mane white. Good patina
with some gold leaf. Both front
60"x56" Price: $1300.
Another horse with fine patina and handsome carriage. 19 large
jewels, 1 missing; 23 small jewels.
Body green, mane yellow. Three joints need glue.
Front of left ear missing; right ear tip worn.
61"x61" Price: $1240.
This is the only
available jumper in this series. Its condition reflects the added
traffic that jumping horses
attract. Paint considerably worn,
chipped, and spattered, with
some erosion of wood over high points of the saddle. Very showy trappings with beautiful
scrollwork under paint of saddle blan
ket. IS large jewels; 51
small, 1 missing. Body blue-gray,
mane coral. Both back hocks shattered. Front
knees need glue.
53"x54" Price: $1050.
This horse abounds
with jewels and fancy trappings. Carved angels behind large, deep saddle,
engraved scrollwork on blanket.
13 large jewels, 4
missing; 32 small jewels. Golden body with coral
mane. Stands very solidly without
support. Right ear spilt
with chip missing from inside edge. Right
front knee shattered and
59"x57" Price: $1190.
Very ornate and beautifully carved. Especially
sensitive face and deeply undercut mane. Paired eagles behind
saddle. As with others in this series, the
painted curliques on
the saddle blanket have lost any
resemblance to the elegant scrollwork beneath.
15 large jewels, 1 broken; 58
small jewels—note rear
harness. Excellent patina.
Beige with orange mane.
Sound throughout except
for shattered left front hoof.
59"x57" Price: $1300.
Smaller Dlions Horses, Feltman Carousel
These may be the only
smaller horses Illions carved for
the Feltman machine, since the two inner rows were dominated by the
pre-existing Looff figures. These lack the fancy trappings
of the outer row horses, but they
have the unmistakable appeal
and grace of Dlions' carvings.
Orange body with green mane. Right front
knee, right rear hock poorly reconstructed. Both ear
41"x4r Price $595.
Golden body with coral mane. Paint missing
around right eye. Left front knee broken. Right Tear
hock broken, poorly repaired. Left ear and tip of
right ear missing.
48" x 48" Price $550.
Looff Horses, Feltman Carousel
(FL101-FL103, FL300S, FL300J)
These nineteenth century carvings are among the oldest American carousel
horses in existence. Their
agreeably quaint, primitive style is typical of Looff's
earliest work, which differs dramatically from the
styles of later carvers working in the Looff factory.
embossed brass tassels, rings and leaves accenting star-cut mirrors are similar to earlier
prototypes. The parrot heads on each side of the
saddles have beautiful yellow
A unique feature of the outside horses (100 series) was their later
adaptation for incandescent illumination. The original mirrors on the front
replaced with large jewels set over holes to transmit
light from the interior. Each horse has a concealed
access door and contains a porcelain light socket.
Body is red-brown with gray-blue mane.
large backlighted jewels. 8 mirrors with brass ring
and leaf trim. 17 brass tassels. Right
missing from left ear.
x 60" Price: $875.
Beige body, orange mane. 10 large jewels.
mirrors and trim (1 mirror broken). 20 brass
tassels. Left foreleg split. Right front knee
Chip missing from tip of right ear.
x 58" Price $875.
Deep, doubly undercut
mane. Body and mana two shades
of olive. 10 large jewels. 7 mirrors
and trim. 22 brass tassels. Tip
of forelock missing. Eartips worn. Right foreleg split. Right
rear leg split. Left hip needs
58" x 62" Price $875.
have a limited number of these smaller,
inner row horses. They differ from each other only
minor variations in pose and trim. Some lack the
brass tassels, and a few have no mirror on the
Color schemes are similar to other in the F series.
are offering all at the same low price on a first
come basis. Indicate preference for
stationary (FL-300S) or jumping (FL300J) pose. Also indicate
whether you will accept
the alternate pose in the event
your first choice is already sold out. Dimensions
FL300S 55"x44” Price: $375.
FL300J 52"x47" Price: $375.
Illions Horses, Stubbmann Carousel
This group of horses illustrates the wide spectrum
of carving styles explored by Illions as he developed
the distinctive trademarks and flourishes that distinguish his
later work. The Stubbmann carousel
received admixtures of later Illions styles at least
twice. The present state of our research does not permit
us to date each style exactly. We can certify that
each horse is Illions-carved and that each was on the
Stubbmann (Steeplechase) merry-go-round.
The Stubbmann group has been painted more recently
than the Feltman horses but with less care.
They are daubed with enamels straight from the can,
jewels and all. Textural shading, color coordination
and metallic accents are abandoned in favor of the
philosophy of tasteless expediency which symbolized
the decline of Coney Island in later years. In order to do justice
to Illions' fine carving, we advise that you plan to strip these
horses and redecorate them in the Illions tradition. We will be
happy to advise
you in authentic techniques.
This horse is a fine prototype of Illions' classic
style. It embodies the flattened, folded mane, bat-
wing saddle and formal, sweeping trappings that be
came Illions' trademarks. 16 jewels. Part of left ear
missing. Flare of right nostril chipped away. Left
front knee needs glue. Partial split in left rear leg.
51"x60" Price $900.
Handsome, jewelled trappings with fish-scale
background. Rich, high saddle. 22 jewels. Left ear
split. Right rear hock needs glue. Right foreleg split.
57"x63" Price: $840.
Dramatic mane. Classic trappings. 23 jewels,
1 missing. Left rear leg broken.
56"x63" Price: $835.
Trappings set with 30 large jewels. Part of
left ear missing. Right front knee broken. Right rear
hock shattered. Left rear hock, hoof split.
56"x64" Price: $795.
Elegant head with flamboyant mane and in
tricate, fully undercut basketwork bridle. Engraved
scrollwork on saddle. 23 jewels, 2 missing. Perfectly
60" x 60" Price: $875.
Later style, originally on Chafatino carousel.
Elaborate trappings. 78 jewels, 2 missing. Sound condition.
54"x58" Price: $840.