Carousel Figure of a Pig

about 1905
Attributed to Gustav A. Dentzel Carousel Co. (active 1867–1928), Carved by Salvatore Cernigliaro ("Cherni") (American (born Sicily), 1879–1974)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 76.2 x 127 x 29.2cm (30 x 50 x 11 1/2in.) Mount (Wooden base ): 8.9 x 20.3 x 66 cm (3 1/2 x 8 x 26 in.) Mount (wooden post): 58.4 x 4.1 cm (23 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2001.545

Medium or Technique

Painted wood, glass

On View

Joyce and Edward Linde Gallery (Gallery 237)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture

Carved and painted figure with black saddle and green blanket underneath; acorn with green leaves on one side; mottled beige body with brown spots. There are numerous losses to the paint on the body; saddle and blanket underneath repainted in modern times.

Provenance

Said to be in a private collection in Halifax, Massachusetts, by the 1930s; sold, Skinner, Bolton, Massachusetts, American Furniture and Decorative Arts Sale 2092, August 12, 2001, lot 241; purchased by the MFA.

Credit Line

Mary E. Moore Gift