Naively made but effective. This charming wooden toy is formed as a circus clown or acrobat.
When the wooden parts are squeezed at the base the figure somersaults over the top.
These toys were often sold at circuses as souvenirs.
The nice thing about this particular toy is that he has an integral stand so can be displayed nicely when not in use.
Condition is a little play worn, with minor paint loss and associated dirt. Colours are still bright and toy is in good working order. Please see the photographs for clarification.
measures: base 4 1/2 inches square and 14 1/2 inches tall
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