This is a Tobin Fraley First Edition from 1987. The canopy and horses are porcelain, the poles and supports are
brass, and the base is oak. The knob on the top winds the music-box mechanism, and the horses rotate slowly around as
the music-box plays. This piece had a total production run of 4500.
The horses on this carousel were all produced in larger versions in different editions.
- The Muller Jumper (reddish-brown horse in foreground) was also produced with a rocking-horse base in this
edition, and again in the Third Edition with a slightly curved brass base, a slightly curved oak music-box base, and a Wurlitzer-backpiece
music box base.
- The PTC Jumper (horse to the left of the Muller) was also produced with a rocking-horse base in this edition.
- The Looff Galloper (horse in the far background, opposite the Muller) was also produced in this edition with
a slightly curved oak music-box base and a brass clawfoot base (see link on the main Willitts/Fraley page for Looff
- The Looff Armored Horse was produced in many different sizes and through more than one edition as well.
See the link on the main Willitts/Fraley page for Looff Black and Gold Armored Jumper.
The average price of this piece when new was $450-$600.