Vintage Pendulum Balance Toy - Fisherman

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$261 $290
Length 35cm
Depth 11.5cm
Height 55cm
Materials Metal


Give a man a fish, and he has a good meal. Teach a man to fish, and he will brave the elements, amidst the wonderous creatures of the deep. Adorned in a classic yellow Mackintosh coat, synonymous with Scottish and English fishermen and seamen in the mid to late 1800s, the elderly gentleman stands atop a whimsical and colourful food chain. The figure's arms, head, and fishing rod moves as the pendulum toy swings.

Popular in the 19th Century, balancing toys find their origins back to old China and India where they were carved out of wood, before becoming modernised in the West and finding form in metal, in particular, tin.

Considered an educational toy from as early as the 18th century, pendulum toys showcased a light swinging movement that is both soothing yet invoking of curiosity.

This series of toys was acquired from a toy-collecting Professor in Java, and come with a 'skyhook' style pendulum on a pedestal base.

In good condition. Three available in stock. Please note slight variances may apply on actual product.

Approximate dimensions: 35cm x 11.5cm x 55cm (LxWxH)
Product code: JKT170-20A

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