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Band wagon

Band wagon
Title
Band wagon
Date 
1940-1950
Medium 
Iron, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 19 x 39.4 x 11.4 cm )
Description 
Cast iron band wagon with driver and 5 musicians, drawn by 2 horses; red wagon with cast decoration painted gold; each side bordered with rococo flourishes, ornamented with lion's head at center and harps at either side; 3 musicians with French horns, 2 musicians with trumpets, dressed in blue and gold; yellow undercarriage; white horses with gold harness.
Credit Line 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number 
1953.27a-h
Marks 
cast: on each side, painted gold: "OVERLAND CIRCUSES"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group