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Bellows Toy

1992.457 (RS21220)

Description

A rectangular top with a full bodied figure of a swimming duck behind two smaller figures of swimming ducks over white leather bellows and a wooden base. The ducks are painted black, green, white, yellow and red. Bellows were intended to flap wings which are now missing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1890
Location of origin
Germany
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
leather
painting (coating)
papier mâché
pine (wood)
Object type
Toy
Descriptive terms
Animal
Duck
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Leather
leather
mechanical toys
Painted
painting (coating)
Papier Mache
papier mâché
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.457
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11124

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