This cute old wind up toy is a celluloid clown holding the tail of a donkey. The clown has a surprised look on his face and when the donkey is wound up he causes the clown attached to the shaft to shake back and forth. It is marked; Made in Japan on his rear end but in Anthony Marsella's book; Toys From Occupied Japan it is shown as being an Occupied Japan piece.
The celluloid is in very nice condition but the colors on the clown are a little weak in some areas. The clown measures 5 1/2" high and the width is about 7 1/2" from donkey ear to clown rear end. The mechanism works well.
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The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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