Vintage carved and painted Jai Lai player. Man is in motion, complete with scoop and ball, sunken in pinback with safety catch, approx. 3 1/2"H x 2 1/8"W. Hand painted details on cream bakelite. Excellent condition. Guaranteed vintage 1930's-40's bakelite.The ball in the net tends to be unstable, you may choose to eliminate the ball so that this is no longer a problem. It has been reglued, the ball is original to the piece. Vintage World War 2- gambling during the war was very popular such as horse races, Jai Lai etc., it helped people escape the war time problems and gave them hope of winning money.
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