Toy Carousel

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1870-1900

GUSN

GUSN-3172

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

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (toys)
carousels
mechanical toys
wood (plant material)
gilding
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
papier mâché
figure- and animal-derived motifs
hens
Wood
Papier Mache
Painted
Hen
Gilded
Unidentified Paper
CAROUSEL, MECHANICAL

Inscription

In pencil on the base is written: 355/4 .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Germany

Object Type

Toy

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1492

Places

Germany