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Dentzel Carousel Bear from Great Escape, NY

$22,000

Ca. 1902 Dentzel Bear

Beautiful older restoration. From the Great Escape Park Dentzel carousel, auctioned in 1989 by Guernsey’s in NY. Excellent condition.
Custom stand included.

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Product Description

The Ca. 1902 Dentzel bear at the Dec. 1989 Guernsey's New York auction.

The Ca. 1902 Dentzel bear from Great Escape at the Dec. 1989 Guernsey’s New York auction.

Ca. 1902 Dentzel Bear from Great Escape Park

Purchased at Guernsey’s December 1989 record breaking auction.

Still today, the highest price paid for a carousel horse at public auction, the Illions jumper from Fun Forest sold that day for $121,000. Also this day, the rare Allan Herschell polar bear also sold for $121,000. (You can see all record public auction prices here).Dentzel-carousel-bear-Great-Escape-Fun-Park-Guernsey-auction-1989a

All 71 figures from Lake George, NY’s Great Escape Fun Park Dentzel menagerie carousel were sold that day. The total of the 71 figures added up to $1,332.000. It would have taken $1,450,000 to save the machine, but that would not happen. Thus, the machine was broken up.
Carousel-News_01_1990-Dentzel-carousel-horse-restoredThe four jumping bears from the Great Escape carousel (including this one) all sold that day, ranging from $20,900 to $27,500.
READ THE FULL AUCTION STORY IN THE JANUARY 1990 CAROUSEL NEWS & TRADER ONLINE >>>

Additional Information

Style

Jumper

Condition

Restored

Carver/Manufacturer

Dentzel

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