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Carousel Horse, Jumper, Glass Eyes, Original Surface
Attributed to Herschell Spillman
North Tonawanda, New York


Carousel Horse, Jumper, Glass Eyes, Original

A carved and painted jumping wooden carousel horse, the figure with glass eyes and carved mane. The breast collar is ornamented with a carved and painted American shield. This horse is painted reddish-brown dapple with black mane; the slightly curved saddle is yellow, blankets are painted yellow with red trim, the tack done in yellow and green. (Dimensions: 59" H, 4.5" W, 12" D.)

$10,865

1070-1


Carousel Horse, Jumper, Glass Eyes, Original
Carousel Horse, Jumper, Glass Eyes, Original



Outstanding Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington, Flat back
Anonymous, Early 20th Century
A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface


Outstanding Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington, Flat back

Please call David for an enthusiastic discussion.
(Excellent original condition; height on stand: 65.5”)

$38,750

1121-33


Outstanding Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington, Flat back



Lawrence Irvine, Carved and Painted Lake Trout, Maine
Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, (1918-1998)
“I just wanted to do something different than anybody else and do it better
than anybody else." (Kennebec Journal Interview published in 1985).


Lawrence Irvine, Carved and Painted Lake Trout, Maine
Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, (1918-1998), entire view

This vintage lake trout carving is mounted on simulated birch bark backboard is in the
style of Maine’s master carver Lawrence Irvine. Inscribed, March 2, 1974 – Wilson Lake
– 13 Lbs. 12oz. – 33 ½” Long; also inscribed, March 3, 1976 – Wilson lake, 10 LBS. 4 OZ.
– 32” Long. [Likely recording another trophy fish landed by the angler-owner.]

Irvine was legendary hunter and fisherman in his home area of Winthrop, Maine, he is
known for his carved fish trophies. Anglers took freshly caught fish to his garage
workshop where he would create an accurate model of the fish they caught.
Irvine never charged more than $25.00 for his works, which became collector's items
and considerably increased in value after he died. Lawrence was born in Winthrop,
Maine where he lived all his life, except for the period of his service during World War
II. After seeing other carved fish at a local country fair and with the confidence that he
could do better he began carving fish in his 30s. He carved an average of 100-fish
per/year… using only simple tools he masterfully worked with pine. While he was a
master carver, his works display the skillful application of color, capturing the complexity
of the subject fish. (Length: 40.5"; height: 15.25"; depth: 9" to pectoral fin)


Lawrence Irvine, Carved and Painted Lake Trout, Maine
Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, (1918-1998), detail view 1

Lawrence Irvine, Carved and Painted Lake Trout, Maine
Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, (1918-1998), detail view 2

Lawrence Irvine, Carved and Painted Lake Trout, Maine
Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, (1918-1998), detail view 3

Lawrence Irvine, Carved and Painted Lake Trout, Maine
Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, (1918-1998), back view

Lawrence Irvine, Carved and Painted Lake Trout, Maine
Lawrence Irvine, Winthrop, Maine, (1918-1998), back detail

$2,950.00

1312-6




Carved Bedpost Doll, a Folk-Art Plaything
Carved from Old Bedpost, Original Paint Anonymous, 19th Century Original paint and fabric arms


Carved Bedpost Doll, a Folk-Art Plaything <br>Carved from Old Bedpost, Original Paint

sold with professionally fabricated display stand (Height: 14”, depth: 4”, depth 4”)


Carved Bedpost Doll, a Folk-Art Plaything <br>Carved from Old Bedpost, Original Paint

Carved Bedpost Doll, a Folk-Art Plaything <br>Carved from Old Bedpost, Original Paint

$2,175.00

1130-8




Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove,
Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century


Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint



Anonymous, Late 19th Century, entire view 1

The birds wire toes are slipped under staples on the orb of a 19th century steeple finial creating a nice presentation;
the steeple sits on a museum style steel plate base. Our fabricator is available to create a table or wall mounting fixture.
(Wingspan: 13.75” , length: 12” , height approx. 11.75” )


Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint



Anonymous, Late 19th Century, entire view 2

Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint



Anonymous, Late 19th Century, bird detail 1

Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint



Anonymous, Late 19th Century, bird detail 2

Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint



Anonymous, Late 19th Century, bird detail 3

Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint



Anonymous, Late 19th Century, bird detail 4

Antique Carved and Painted Spread Wing Dove, Folk Art Bird in Dry White Paint



Anonymous, Late 19th Century, bird detail 5

$4,250.00

195-41




Folk Art Carving, Mustached Man’s Head, Original Surface Anonymous, Late 19th Century


Folk Art Carving, Mustached Man’s Head, Original Surface Anonymous, Late 19th Century

(Height: 5”, width: 3”; includes cube mount)

$1,075.00

1130-7




Carved Band Organ Figure, Carved Wood, Original Polychrome Surface
Attributed to Giacomo Gavioli (1786 to 1875) considered the greatest band organ maker


Antique Carved Band Organ Figure in Original Polychrome Surface, 18th Century, angle view 2

Founded in 1806 in Modena, Italy, the firm employed four generations of the family who established facilities in France, Germany, London and New York. Fairground organs, or band organs as known in the United States, were designed to attract large audiences; the ornate decorative cases, and volume of sound attracted large audiences. Band organ facades frequently featured ornate human figures which moved in time with the music, creating a visual experience. (H: 34”)

$8,500

1169-2


Antique Carved Band Organ Figure in Original Polychrome Surface, 18th Century, entire view
Antique Carved Band Organ Figure in Original Polychrome Surface, 18th Century, angle view 4
Antique Carved Band Organ Figure in Original Polychrome Surface, 18th Century, torso detail 1
Antique Carved Band Organ Figure in Original Polychrome Surface, 18th Century, head detail



Carousel Figure, Herschell Spillman Jumping Dog, Country Fair Style, Early Park Paint
North Tonawanda, New York, Circa 1912 (Allan Herschell and Edward Spillman)


Antique Carousel Dog Figure by Herschell Spillman, New York, facing right view

A popular and sensitively rendered figure displaying a signature saddle-blanket resembling a draped curtain; the pooch displays very good old paint; original surface history; likely very early second coat working period surface and original paint. Pretty much full coverage paint with scattered losses mostly limited to saddle seat; overall condition is very good to excellent. (L: 54”, H: 31.5”, W: 10”; stand H: 48”, stand base: 19.75 by 19.75”)

$31,500

1133-2


Antique Carousel Dog Figure by Herschell Spillman, New York, facing left view
Antique Carousel Dog Figure by Herschell Spillman, New York, head detail 1
Antique Carousel Dog Figure by Herschell Spillman, New York, head detail 2



Cast Iron Rabbit Carnival Arcade Shooting Gallery Target, Great Surface
Unknown Maker, Illinois, 1920-1949
Cast iron elongated swelled body leaping rabbit



(Length: 11.5”, height: 7.25”)

$725

1169-5




Vintage Carnival Black Cat Bean Bag Toss Target, Great Original Paint
Anonymous, Mid 20th Century
Great graphics, wonderful and bold paint, very dramatic!



(Excellent original condition; tip of tail is missing; H: 40"; W: 23.75"; D: .75")

$965

1026-9






Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Ceramic Bust of a Mariner, American, Probably New England, Circa 1875
Unknown maker - SOLD


Ceramic Bust of a Mariner, American, Probably New England, Circa 1875 Unknown maker

Original cobalt, iron and manganese colorants resulting in a primarily black glaze; the uniform and glazes suggest an 1875 or earlier dating. A complete analysis of the material and glazes has been performed by Winterthur and is included. (13-page report)
Condition: Please refer to the Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory Analytical Report from Winterthur dated October 24, 2004. No repairs of restoration, various losses to the earthenware material especially around the bottom rim and to the left side of the coat; various glaze loses and age cracks. Holes at the stem of each arm and in the back are original and consistent to the firing process of such a large and dense piece. (Height: 17.5” , width11” )

SOLD

195-42




Carved Granite Stone-Face, Possibly Eastern Indian or Even Old Sol Anonymous, Antique - SOLD


Carved Granite Stone-Face, Possibly Eastern Indian or Even Old Sol



Anonymous, Antique

Long-weathered soft edges, very decorative and very old for use in today’s home or garden; we were told that the piece was part of a small museum collection in Terra Alta, West Virginia now closed). It was said to be very old and from the Northeast.
(10.25 x 9.25 x 3.5")


Carved Granite Stone-Face, Possibly Eastern Indian or Even Old Sol



Anonymous, Antique

Carved Granite Stone-Face, Possibly Eastern Indian or Even Old Sol



Anonymous, Antique

Carved Granite Stone-Face, Possibly Eastern Indian or Even Old Sol



Anonymous, Antique

Carved Granite Stone-Face, Possibly Eastern Indian or Even Old Sol



Anonymous, Antique

928-90 - SOLD





Sculpture, Carved Wood, Bathing Beauty, Painted Bathing Suit, Hair & Facial Features Anonymous, Likely circa 1925-1940ish - SOLD



The black painted base is recent; height: 17.75", fine condition.

1130-12 - SOLD



Shooting Gallery Target, Mule,
H.C. Evans & Co., Chicago, 1920s,
Good Surface - SOLD



See Step Right Up – Classic American Target and Arcade Forms by Richard and Valerie Tucker, page 66, 5.8 Mule. (18" x 21.5")

 

928-94 - SOLD




Shooting Target, Clown, Carnival, Arcade, Rare, Cast in the Half Round, Painted
Circa 1900 to 1920
Old thinning paint, dry surface consistent with age - SOLD



(H: 20.5", W: 10")

928-49 - SOLD




Folk Art Minstrel Show Figure, Folk Carving, Painted, Dressed in Period Clothes
Ex Morgan Rank Collection of Folk Art and Musical Instruments
American, Unknown Maker, purportedly found in Baltimore
Circa 1900 to 1925
Life size dancing figure, articulated, stuffed torso, upper arms and legs - SOLD



In generally very good condition, as expected the clothes show some deterioration, other minor "use" imperfections. (Figure 60"; suspended from custom stand: 67.5")

232-276 - SOLD




Mills Target Practice Trade Stimulator Penny Drop Game
Countertop, Cast Aluminum
Roman Olympian Theme
1926
A gaming device used in bars and stores - SOLD



(Dimensions: 18.5" H, 12.25" W, 7" D.)

647-49 - SOLD




Tonawanda Man, Articulated Calliope Figure
Herschell Spillman Company
Tonawanda, New York
Circa 1905
Polychrome, wood, metal, and fabric - SOLD


  

This fine and sensitive figure is extremely rare, one of a very few extant examples. The figure wearing woven cotton trousers, a blue and white shirt and leather shoes remains in excellent condition. The figure was originally connected to a carousel mechanism, the arm moved in a cranking motion while the head swayed back-and-forth. (H: 51"; on stand: 68")

144-35 - SOLD



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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