The Jubilee Dancer

Object Number: 
1932.140ab
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Wood, metal, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 4 1/8 in. ( 27.3 x 20 x 10.5 cm )
Description: 
Clockwork toy with black male dancing figure mounted on varnished wooden box; wooden figure is jointed at hips, knees and ankles and wears a tan cloth hat, blue necktie and jacket, short brown skirt and tan pantaloons with lace trim; vertical metal rod between legs connects figure to clockwork mechanism; key is inside box.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this toy was patented September 23, 1873.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group