Vintage Pendulum Balance Toy - Hun


Price:
$330
Length 26cm
Depth 11cm
Height 48cm
Materials Metal

Description

With a battle-weary visage, the toy bears likeness to the fearsome warriors that hailed from the ancient hordes of Central Asia, charging across the steppes and grassland with trusty spear and swift steed. The figure's arms, spear and saddle rope moves as it swings, along with the horse's head and front legs.

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. Only one available. A rare #journeyeastvintage find.

Approximate dimensions: 26cm x 11cm x 48cm (LxWxH)
Product code: JKT170-20C

 

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