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Swan chariot

Object Number: 
1998.12
Date: 
ca. 1887
Medium: 
Iron, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 11 x 4 1/4 in. ( 17.8 x 27.9 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
cast: on base of shell seat: "PATENTED/AUG 23/1887"
Description: 
Cast iron pull toy depicting swan with raised wings pulling bonneted girl in shell seat, mounted on base textured to resemble water with ripples; white swan with yellow beak and red collar; girl in yellow dress and bonnet with black shoes; green base with yellow wheels; when toy is pushed or pulled, swan's wings rise and fall; underside fitted with bellows for sound.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Laura Harding
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group