Any gold tones or spots you see are the result of poor photography. This is gleaming sterling silver. As with all vintage silver, may require proper polishing upon receipt. Photo of the complete collection is for informational purposes only.
Made by The Stieff Company for the Smithsonian Institution in 1989, this design was chosen from their collection of American Folk Art. Created for a practical purpose these arts display the pride of technique and the satisfaction of skill performance that mark the artist. By the 1880's the carousel was an elaborate and fascinating collaboration of metal, plaster and polychrome wooden sculpture. One of the best of the carousel factories was organized by Gustav A.Dentzel in Germantown, Pennsylvania after 1867. The original horse was created about 1902 under Gustav's son's supervision. This original horse has been part of the collection in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution. If by some small chance your item is not satisfactory, your return should still be received within 7 days or less. Be sure to check my other listings for more ornaments from Gorham and other major manufacturers, plus many collectible Christmas sterling pendant /medallion / ornament / charms, and other great gift items, Victoriana, Elegant Glassware, Vintage Clothes and Shoes etc.
Thank you very much for your interest. I look forward to doing business with you! Thank you in advance for your highly valued and greatly appreciated business.The item "HTF 1989 Stieff Smithsonian Sterling Carousel Horse Christmas Ornament Pendant" is in sale since Sunday, January 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Ornaments\Metal". The seller is "dkoldtiques" and is located in Barry, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.