Exclusive on Bidsquare Carved and Polychrome Wood Carousel Pig, Gustave Bayol Carousel Company (active 1887-circa 1914)
, Angers, France, the handsome swine is modeled running at a swift pace, his tongue lolling to the side, wearing a brown saddle cloth with scalloped edges and bow knotted blue ribbons around his tail and neck, the latter inscribed “Le Toine,” an affectionate nick name of St. Antoine, a popular saint whose companion is a pig. Mounted to a rectangular base on four wheels.
Height 44 in. Length 66 in. Width 28 in.
: Gustave Bayol (French 1859-1931) was considered the foremost carousel maker in France and was known for his fanciful carvings of farm animals. Compare with a similar pig sold at Christie’s New York, September, 24, 2015, lot 92 for $11,250.
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