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Toy Carousel

1991.1492 (RS25769)

Description

A toy mechanical carousel. four tapering columns hold a "cris-cross" canopy over a centered turned post with four shaped platforms- each with a sitting hen raised on a square base. Painted red, green, blue, yellow and white. The central post has an embossed gilt paper banding. The chickens turn when the carousel is held in the air by a metal wire loop.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1900
Inscriptions
In pencil on the base is written: 355/4 .
Location of origin
Germany
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
gilding
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
papier mâché
wood (plant material)
Object type
Toy
Places
Germany
Descriptive terms
CAROUSEL, MECHANICAL
carousels
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Gilded
gilding
Hen
hens
mechanical toys
miniatures (toys)
Painted
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
Papier Mache
papier mâché
Unidentified Paper
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1492
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3172

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