Miniature circus figures (13)

Object Number: 
1942.67a-m
Date: 
1880-1890
Medium: 
Lead, paint
Dimensions: 
Largest: 2 x 2 x 3/4 in. ( 5.1 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Set of 13 semi-flat circus-related cast metal pieces including: (a) horse with standing juggler and seated figure; (b) black horse and figure in pink; (c) horse with figure standing on head; (d) horse with single standing figure in blue tunic; (e) 2 horses with 2 standing figures; (f) horse with standing woman with ribbons around her waist; (g) figure with large drum; (h-k) figures playing musical instruments; (l) horse without base or rider; (m) pair of figures, one standing, one horizontal with legs around other's head.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, these figures were owned by the donor for about 60 years.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group