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VINTAGE CIRCUS AMERICANA

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VINTAGE CIRCUS AMERICANA

Estimate: $300 - $500

Eleven pieces in "As-found" condition, including three hand painted circus wagons, pair of juggling pins, and two mechanical clown banks: "Humpty Dumpty" by Shepard Hardware Co. and reproduction "Clown on Globe" original design by J. & E. Stevens Co., etc. (see condition report), USA/England, late 19th-late 20th c.; Painted, carved and lacquered wood, enameled and chased metal, glass; Some marked; Tallest wagon: 13 1/2" x 17" x 7 1/2", Jugging pins: 21 1/2" x 3 1/2" dia., Taller bank: 9 1/2" x 6 3/4" dia.

Fair to poor vintage condition with scuffs, scratches, and losses throughout. Wagons: many loose connections and mechanisms, losses to decorative elements, and visible glue residue. Chips, nicks and paint loss overall. Juggling



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