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Sand toy

Object Number: 
INV.5259[dup]
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Cardboard, glass, paper, sand
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 21 x 26 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on label affixed to back of box: "MECHANICAL BOX,/WITH AUTOMATON./DIRECTIONS FOR ITS USE./.../GERARD CAMAGNI"
Description: 
Sand toy composed of viewing box made of cardboard with glass window containing colored lithograph of a group of dancers performing a harvest dance on stage; sand-operated mechanism inside box makes three dancers in the foreground move.
Gallery Label: 
The term "sand toy" is used in Toys in America by Inez and Marshall McClintock (See Publications).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group