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"Clown, Chein" mechanical bank


J. Chein & Company


c. late 1930s

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Clown, Chein' mechanical bank, J. Chein & Company
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Tin, pigment
Size: 5 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (13.02 x 6.67 x 6.35 cm)
Creation Place: North America, United States, New York, New York City
Culture: North America, United States, New York
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptionon back, in blue: [J CHEIN/ & CO/ MADE IN/ USA]
Physical Description: tin bust of clown; face painted black, white and orange; blue eyes, yellow hair; wearing blue suit with yellow, orange and green polka dots; yellow and orange ruff; tongue comes out to receive coin
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.851
Artist: J. Chein & Company, New York, 1903-1992
Role: Maker
Life Dates: New York, 1903-1992
Added to Site: March 1, 2009