Squeak toy (bird in cage)

Squeak toy (bird in cage)
Title
Squeak toy (bird in cage)
Date 
1875-1900
Medium 
Wood, wire, papier-mâché, fiber
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 x 3 1/8 in. ( 20.3 x 7.9 cm )
Description 
Squeak toy in form of bird in cage; circular base/bellows supports wire cage with molded, felt, or fiber covered papier-mâché bird inside; bird is painted yellow and pink.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.5291
Marks 
Nadelman collection sticker: "344 / Am"; "$3" dealer's price in graphite
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group