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Unknown

Fairground Carousel Pig

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Fairground Carousel Pig

Date

Late 1800s

Medium

Cast iron

Dimensions

H: 79cm

Reference

CVCSC:0114.F

Collection

British Folk Art

Status

On Display

This pig was one of the rides on a fairground carousel, possibly one of a number of farm animals. With the rise of steam power, merry-go-rounds became more common and included not only farm animals but also exotic creatures and decorated horses.

Fairground Carousel Pig Late 1800s © Compton Verney