Rare Art Deco Hand Held Celluloid Baby Rattle - The Stork
Dating to the early 1900s may I offer this celluloid rattle in the shape of a Stork.
Condition: Very nice with 1 air hole in the handle. No dents or dimples in the celluloid. There is paper residue from the original Made in Japan tag that was around the neck of the bird. There is also a bit of dirt? paint discoloration? to the top - I was able to clean some of it off but will leave the balance of the clean to the new owner.
Hallmarks: JAPAN on the underside of the bird near the handle.
Size: Is about 6" long. the bird itself measures 2-3/4" high x 2-9/16" wide.
Final Comments: Now this is a hard bit of celluloid to find! What a terrific collectible for the nursery!
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