1860 - 1870
Wood, paper and string
170 mm (length); 210 mm (height)
Place of origin
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National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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Wooden jointed acrobat with painted face, black painted hair and spotted bandeau (1860 - 1870). Green painted arms and body. White painted legs with red garters. Brown painted feet. Wearing a blue and gold coloured paper jerkin over a faded purple fabric skirt. The body is filled with mercury. He stands on a wooden box with a bottom drawer. The box is covered in paisley designed paper. The near half of the top of the box is painted orange with a white daisy design, sitting on which is a rectangular paper covered table supported by a painted orange, turned pedestal base. The figure leans backward and his hands rest on the table.