Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano

  • Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano
  • Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano
  • Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano
  • Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano
  • Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano
  • Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano
  • Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano
  • Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano
  • Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano
  • Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano

Dentzel Carousel Pig by Salvatore Cernigliano

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Gustave Dentzel formed his business (G.A. Dentzel Co.) in 1867 and pioneered the carousel industry in America.

Salvatore Cernigliaro arrived in Philadelphia in 1903 and became a master craftsman for Dentzel.  This carousel pig is attributed to Cernigliaro and dates to about 1905.

The pig measures 48" long and 12" wide and stands about 44" tall at the ears, on the display stand.  It is painted in a pinkish tan with white teeth, brown hoof accents and has glass eyes.  The saddle and accessories, blanket and corn cob, are carved and painted on both sides in brown, red, green and yellow.  The pose is a head-up jumper, which was common to all Dentzel pigs.

"With rare exception, the whimsically appealing menagerie animals produced by Dentzel and his master carver, Salvatore Cernigliaro, are the most highly regarded by collectors.  (Art of the Carousel, Charlotte Dinger, p22)

Physical condition is excellent.  The surface appears to have been professionally restored and is nearly perfect.  There are some stress/shrinkage lines which are common to carved wooden figures.  This piece has been wonderfully maintained.

Because of its size and weight shipping costs will be supplied with your interest.  We can offer personal delivery within 100 miles of Philadelphia and in New England in conjunction with our frequent travels there.

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