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American Wooden Circus Chariot with Glass-Eyed Burro, Clown by Schoenhut

Lot Number: 
62
17" (43 cm.) A wooden-floored chariot has pressed paper board sides with original red painted and embossed gilt designs including lion's head, and wooden gilt wheels edged in silver is being pulled by a wooden burro with brown glass eyes, rope tail, leather ears, original red leather harness, and with wheeled spindle at lower torso. Riding in the chariot is a wooden clown with two-part head, original costume and hat. Condition: generally excellent, some dustiness of clown costume. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1910, from the Humpty Dumpty Circus of that firm. Value Points: the clown, the glass-eyed burro and the chariot are each extremely rare, and are all original.
Realized Price: 
$1,900
Presale Estimate: 
1800/2300

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