This lovely figurine is the second in our limited edition series
inspired by the magic of fairground carousel rides. Musical horse rides date
back to the Middle Ages but it was in the 19th century that the advent of steam
and advances in engineering brought the carousel as we know it today to the
fore, combining a horse that went up and down against a barley twist pole with
a rotating circular platform.
Exciting yet elegant the Carousel was favoured by fashionable ladies as
their gowns and hats could be revealed to dramatic effect as they posed against
the flamboyant carved and decorated horses.
Our Merry Go Round figurine, like All the Fun of the Fair, is modelled
by Valerie Annand and expert ceramic designer, Dan Smith has chosen a gorgeous
deep blue for the elaborately flounced and frilled costume our heroine wears.
The large, deep brimmed hat with feathers and ribbon trim frames our leading
lady’s face and complements her auburn hair. The black horse with its intricate
carved decoration is caught in full flight with mane flying whilst the blue
flower on its bridle perfectly matches the rider’s dress.
Each figurine is hand numbered and comes with a certificate of
Limited to 750 pieces worldwide.
Height: 25cm (10 Inches)
Price : 52000