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Early Sand Toy,The Dancing Sailor

Lot Number: 
748
10" (25 cm.) A wooden box with faux-wood-grain finish has a glass front and displays a hand-painted seaside scene,with boat in the background,and posed center-stage a red-jacketed sailor that is hand-painted and hand-cut with jointing at waist and knees. An hourglass-like sand mechanism hidden at the back causes the sailor to dance a merry jig. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: mid-19th century,a rare toy with beautifully painted background and sailor,great action.
Realized Price: 
$900
Presale Estimate: 
800/1200