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(Acrobatics) | A charming tabletop game featuring a moving trapeze artist

(Acrobatics) | A charming tabletop game featuring a moving trapeze artist

(Acrobatics) | A charming tabletop game featuring a moving trapeze artist

(Acrobatics)

Leotard, the Acrobat Sand Toy. [London]: Brown, Blondin, & Co., [circa 1890s] 


Paper-covered mahogany box with a glass cover (242 x 195 x 95 mm). Paper acrobat suspended on a metal rod inside, within a decorative paper cut border, printed instruction tag, reading: "To be turned twice to the right." After turning the case twice to the right, the acrobat will begin tumbling on a trapeze; with overall wear consistent with age and use.


A charming tabletop game featuring the namesake of the gymnastic garment: Jules Léotard

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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