Bellows Toy

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1850-1890

GUSN

GUSN-11124

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

Descriptive Terms

mechanical toys
leather
painting (coating)
papier mâché
pine (wood)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Papier Mache
Pine
Leather
Painted
Duck
Animal

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Germany

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.457