Kinstler's were always painted, weren't they? I will adjust my price downward, based on this opinion. And I can say without any hesitation, that both of these carvings were done by very fine carvers.
And both carvings have a good deal of age.. With regard to my Grandmother's admonishments to be careful around her figurines... Perhaps she was just kidding around, or perhaps she really did believe it was a Kinstler - she certainly ran in the right circles (polo/show jumping) to have acquired one! Anyway, just wanted to pass along some new information.Two separate carvings; three horses in total. Single carved horse in the style/"school of" Calvin Roy Kinstler. Weight: just shy of 2lbs. Age: early 20th century, c. Provenance: My grandmother's collection.
My grandmother owned, and ran, the Bethpage Riding Stables, on Long Island, in the 1930s - 1960s. My grandfather was a champion polo player (Wikipedia entry under: Polo/Walter Scanlon). Since this carving is unpainted/unsigned, I will simply call the carving "school of" Kinstler. You're gonna knock over my Kinstler.It does have a trace of a hairline crack where the tail meets the rump. Not sure if this an ancient repair; probably is. Virtually imperceptible, but I wanted to mention it. The second carving, of two horses. Weight: just shy of 11oz. I don't know the carver's name. Perhaps a long-time collector of carved horses will recognize the work/initials.
Perhaps a trace of age cracks/hint of glue at the fetlocks. So imperceptible I had difficulty even photographing them. But once again, I wanted to mention it.
I can't even begin to describe the fineness of detail, and the degree of difficulty/amount carving expertise that such thin, delicate legs would require. The carvings will be meticulously packed. Any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask.And please review my feedback. I treat every sale, as if it's my most important sale in 20 years.
The item "Two Very Finely Carved Wooden Horses Folk Art Kinstler H. Provenance" is in sale since Tuesday, November 20, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Horses\ Model Horses\Other Model Horses". The seller is "capecodchip" and is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Maldives, Pakistan, Paraguay.