Carousel Horse, Southern Belle
Decorative Arts and Design
This carousel horse with its flamboyant mane, colored glass jewels, and animated pose typifies the Coney Island style. Its manufacturer, M. C. Illions and Sons Carousel Works, began using gold-leaf manes by 1900. The practice was adopted by other companies and quickly became a trademark of Coney Island carved horses.
Wood, pigment, gilding, glass, metal
Approximate dimensions of horse only: 58 x 19 x 58 in. (147.3 x 48.3 x 147.3 cm) (show scale)
Bequest of Marianne S. Stevens
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Possibly Marcus Charles Illions (American, born Lithuania, 1866-1950). Carousel Horse, Southern Belle, ca. 1910. Wood, pigment, gilding, glass, metal, Approximate dimensions of horse only: 58 x 19 x 58 in. (147.3 x 48.3 x 147.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Marianne S. Stevens, 2013.49a-e. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2013.49a-e_view1_PS9.jpg)
overall, 2013.49a-e_view1_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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