Dentzel Carousel Cat, circa 1913

Dentzel carousel cat

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This magnificent all-wood carousel menagerie animal hails from the renowned Gustav Dentzel carousel factory, based in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. Crafted around 1913, this piece is a stunning example of early 20th-century American carousel art and craftsmanship.

  • Height: 58 in. with stand
  • Length: 49 in.
  • Width: 12 in.

Imagine riding the leaping cat holding a fish in its mouth. The cat's fur is meticulously carved, demonstrating the high level of craftsmanship typical of the Dentzel factory.

The figure has been carefully restored to excellent condition and professionally painted by Lise Leipman, ensuring vibrant and authentic colors.

Its dynamic posture, with an upright tail, adds to its lifelike appearance and charm.

Currently it resides in San Jose, CA.

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