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Hessian Soldier Ball Toss Figure

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An ominous character from a midway carnival game, original surface dry paint, papier mache with wood backing, done in relief to hang on a wall or post for children to throw balls or sand filled bags at the hole in the top of his Hessian mitre cap. An exquisite example of early American circus folk art.

An ominous character from a midway carnival game, original surface dry paint, papier mache with wood backing, done in relief to hang on a wall or post for children to throw balls or sand filled bags at the hole in the top of his Hessian mitre cap. An exquisite example of early American circus folk art.

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Hessian Soldier Ball Toss Figure

PRICE: Sold
COUNTRY: American
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: circa 1880-1890
MATERIALS: papier mache, wood, dry paint
CONDITION: Excellent, age appropriate wear to surface. slight depressions in the papier mache near the left epaulette. wear near the ball toss hole appropriate to having items thrown at it.
HEIGHT: 47.5 in. (121 cm)
WIDTH: 31 in. (79 cm)
DEPTH: 14 in. (36 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: New York, NY
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: U09071087422

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