Scrimshaw Horse & Cart Toy - Lot #: 205

a circa 1880's folk art toy horse and cart. The horse is a typical Victorian fabric covered  stuffed toy with wood legs and muzzle, with leather ears and harness. While the two wheeled cart is whale bone with wrought iron shafts, 13 x 5 x 8" high. From the Barbara Johnson Collection. Barbara Johnson, née Piasecka (1937-2013) was a philanthropist, art collector, and heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune through her late husband John Seward Johnson I (1895-1983). Barbara Johnson studied art history at Wroclaw University in her native Poland. She is best know in the antique world for her amazing collection of art, antiques, and memorabilia related to whaling. Johnson’s whaling collection included books, manuscripts, documents, paintings, prints, whaling tools, nautical and navigational equipment, marine antiques, & scrimshaw.
Condition: Minor age lines in bone, and some wear to horse, else Fine.
Estimate: $800 - $1200