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  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1900-1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Beechwood, parchment, metal and paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Ida Carroll

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Open based tambourine, the beechwood frame pasted with an external band of paper printed with geometric motifs in red and blue on a yellow ground and between red and yellow borders. The top is made from a circle of re-used white parchment held within a wooden hoop which has been painted royal blue. Around the sides are four elliptical holes, each originally fitted with a pair of discs of gilded metal loosely mounted on a long panel pin; there is also a circular thumb hole.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)


1900-1920 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Beechwood, parchment, metal and paper


Height: 4.1 cm, Diameter: 19.9 cm frame

Descriptive line

Tambourine, of wood, parchment and metal; probably England, 1920-1929


Beech (wood); Parchment; Metal; Paper


Steam bending; Printing


Musical instruments; Children & Childhood; Children's entertainment


Museum of Childhood

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