Adorable Carved Wooden Donkey with big traditional basket, made by the famous carousel carving firm,' Henri Devos ' from the city of Angers in western France. In old if not original paint, the Donkey was made for a children's carousel in the 1930's. The donkey has original glass eyes and is in excellent condition. Only one other example of this piece was known to have been made by Devos, having been sold at the auction of the François & Fabienne Marchal Carousel Collection in Paris in 2011 for $10,000. (see bottom photo- excerpt from catalogue) Measures 42 inches in overall length x 40 high.
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