19thC Dragon Head Fairground Panel by C .J.Spooner

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19thC Dragon Head Fairground Panel by C .J.Spooner

Example of Victorian English fairground carving by master carver Charles Spooner of Burton - on -Trent is this spandrel-shaped showfront board with a carved Dragon's head and other fragments of Spooner's carving which came from a late 19th century fairground show.
The board is a remnant from a collection of fairground scenery bought in 1997 at the closure of the Wookey Hole Fairground Collection in Somerset, England.

Measures 70" long x 25" high. In reasonable condition with the original gilding on a restored & repainted backing board

Made in Burton-on-Trent, England by the company of George Orton Sons & Spooner. Circa 1880-1900


  • H: 64cm (25in)
  • W: 178cm (70in)


Circa 1890 - 1910

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