Spinning top

Title:
Spinning top
Date: 
ca.1875
Medium: 
Wood, brass, steel, paper, ceramic, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. ( 14 x 10.5 cm )
Description: 
Spinning top made of brass with eleven bent wire extensions that, when attached to spinning top, produce a variety of virtual images (goblet, vase, human profile, etc.); several colored paper disks are also included along with printed instructions and a circular white ceramic base for supporting spinning top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr.
Object Number: 
1932.150a-t
Marks: 
hand written: in faded red ink: "1868" hand written: on label: "391/79/C [with "c" in a circle]" printed: on heading on printed instructions in French, English, and Spanish: "TOUPIE CAMELEON FIGURATIVE EXPLICATION DESFIGURES" hand written: in ink on bo
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this spinning top was used by Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr. as a boy in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group