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"Elephant and Three Clowns on Tub" mechanical bank

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James H. Bowen ; J. & E. Stevens Company, Cromwell, Connecticut, 1843-1950s

Date

c. 1882

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G110
'Elephant and Three Clowns on Tub' mechanical bank, James H. Bowen      ;    J. & E. Stevens Company, Cromwell, Connecticut, 1843-1950s
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, pigment
Size: 5 11/16 x 5 11/16 x 3 11/16 in. (14.45 x 14.45 x 9.37 cm)
Creation Place: United States
Culture: United States
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron bottom incised: [ENG PAT JULY 28, / 1882 / US PAT AUG 8' / 1882] on bottom, on sticker: [#84.12 / Elephant and 3 Clowns on Tub / 69190 375 / 4380 / #88m]
Physical Description: elephant on pedestal; one clown sitting on elephant; one clown below elephants trunk holding two rings; one clown at base of pedestal below elephant's tail balancing a ball on his feet
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.4a,b
Artist: James Bowen, American, active c. 1877-1906
Role: Designer
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Life Dates: American, active c. 1877-1906

Artist: J. & E. Stevens Company
Role: Manufacturer
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009