Cat Shaped Toy

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Description
Molded celluloid balance toy, in the shape of a cat. Cream body with gray and black stripes down back and tail. Wears a blue collar around neck with blue tag. Remnants of pink at nose and mouth. Black eyes. Bottom paws are shaped into a small hook, as well as top paws, which would enable the toy to balance on the side of a bowl or glass. Possibly used for a christmas ornament as well. See similar ornaments: 1993.0157.19, 1993.0157.18, 1993.0157.17, 1993.0157.16, 1993.0157.15.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1930-1950
place made
Germany
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
celluloid (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 11.1125 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
1993.0157.20
catalog number
1993.0157.20
accession number
1993.0157
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy M. and Robert R. Garvey, Jr.
subject
Christmas
Animals
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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