This drummer appears almost as fancy as an officer with his red and blue coat, his silver-colored epaulets and his festooned tricorn hat. He is standing on a base that reads 1796 Drummer. Drummers were vital to their armies as they were a means of communication on the battlefield. The Lefton Co. produced this military figure and others under the same number, KW181. He is marked on the base with the gold Lefton China, Crown, Hand Painted stamp along with the number KW181 and a red/gold Lefton label with Lefton, Trademark, Exclusives, Japan. The stamp and label indicate a production period of 1963 to 1985.
The figure is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or breaks. He stands 7 ¼ inches tall and is 2 3/4 inches wide at the base.
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