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Arlington Court, Devon (Accredited Museum)
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This intriguing toy is part-filled with sand, and when the box is tilted and the sand shifts, the acrobat inside performs tricks! The acrobat was based on the French trapeze artist M. Leotard, who gave his name to the garment. Come and see for yourself with our working example.
A trapeze artiste in a glazed sand filled box. Toy of Miss Rosalie Chichester. The wooden box is covered in passepatout in red and black. The inner paper is coloured decoration. The figure is painted metal on a support string.