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    Posted 3 years ago

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    My family has had this small, carved horse for many years but I know nothing about it. I’m not even sure if it’s actual redwood, but I know that was commonly used in Native American carvings. All that the tag says on the bottom is “Tisinger’s Imports, San Simeon”, but there are no results when I search for that. Can anyone help tell me more about this horse? Thanks!

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    1. CelticGarden CelticGarden, 3 years ago
      Is it possible that this is an example of German “Black Forest” style figurines?
    2. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      What a beautiful red wood horse figurine! I love animal shaped pieces and this one is a special beauty. It could be made from California redwood, as I believe San Simeon is a town in CA - someone here should know more. Lovely post, thank you for sharing
    3. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      Such a gorgeous horse figurine!! It caught my eye immediately!:)
    4. CelticGarden CelticGarden, 3 years ago
      Thank you for the nice compliments! I remember being pretty little and always wanting to play with it, so it’s for sure at least 40 years old. Dang, had to date myself there! Ha. And now MY little guy wants to play with it also, but it’s kept nicely out of toddler reach. Lol. No kid can resist a toy horse!
    5. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      Go to Google..Type in Redwood carved horses..Go to images....There are several that resemble yours and like Newfld is a town in 'Cali'..The Redwood Forest...??

    6. CelticGarden CelticGarden, 3 years ago
      Well as it turns out, this is actually a Chinese hand-carved Rosewood horse figurine. The key detail was the glass eyes. Probably made in the late ‘50s to mid-‘60s, as they were really popular around then. It was an import item, which lends credence to the shop tag on the bottom. Thanks for everyone’s input!

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