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"Dancing Bear" (music box) mechanical bank




c. 1979

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Cardboard, colored paper, metal, rubber
Size: 7 3/4 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. (19.69 x 13.65 x 8.26 cm)
Creation Place: Japan
Culture: Japan
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptions and Stickerson front, in black: [Dancing Bear]; on back, in gold: [MUSICAL BANK / OH SUSANNA / 12/5 / OTAGIRI / MADE IN JAPAN] on sticker: [Dancing Bear / 6 80 39 / Old Susanna / Music Box]; on silver sticker, in black: [(c) OTAGIRI 1979]
Physical Description: box-shaped bank on 4 legs; window on frest scene with bear and other creatures; plays "Oh Susanna" when coin is inserted in top; rubber stopper
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.646
Artist: Otagiri, Japan
Role: Manufacturer
Life Dates: Japan
Added to Site: March 1, 2009