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Carved and Painted "Schoenhut's Humpty Dumpty Circus" Set

Auction:
2922M
Lot:
625
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2922M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Carved and Painted "Schoenhut's Humpty Dumpty Circus" Set, America, late 19th century, the wood set with a red- and blue-painted wheeled cage, with stamped inscription "SCHOENHUT'S/HUMPTY DUMPTY CIRCUS/THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH," a turned and painted barrel and stand, a ladder, and twelve articulated figures: two clowns, two performers, a ringmaster, two elephants, a lion, a bear, a horse, a camel, and a donkey, (imperfections), cage ht. 12, wd. 7 1/4, lg. 12 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Circus, Clown, Humpty Dumpty

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