This cute celluloid donkey is an old nodder toy. The burro has a silly grinning expression with silver teeth and eyes. He has large ears and is adorned with a decorative bridle and saddle blanket. When lightly nudged his head bobs about swaying from side to side. On the side of his belly, although quite distorted and faint, it appears to be marked; Japan. There is a small wire at the top of the opening where is neck inserts. On the back of his neck there is a small hook that fits over the wire piece and at the end of his long neck is a lead weight which when put together causes his head to nod about.
It measures about 4 1/8” nose to tail and almost 3 ½” high to the top of his ears and it is in good condition with minimal wear and no damage. The celluloid at the end of his neck, around the weight, is split but it appears that is was done when the weight was put in place and seems to be solid and not apt to be a problem.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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