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Bagatelle

Bagatelle

  • Place of origin:

    Hong Kong (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1970-1982 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Injection-moulded polystyrene; printed card; steel

  • Museum number:

    B.266-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Circular bagatelle game consisting of a purple polystyrene back and clear polystyrene top, enclosing three small steel balls and a printed card scene with three circular holes. The scene shows a cartoon elephant sat on a low chair on a tiled floor, smoking a pipe and watching television. On the television is an image of a dog dressed in clothing, apparently also holding a pipe.

Place of Origin

Hong Kong (manufactured)

Date

1970-1982 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Unknown (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Injection-moulded polystyrene; printed card; steel

Marks and inscriptions

'HONG KONG'

Dimensions

Diameter: 5 cm

Object history note

Part of the Edward Castle collection.

Descriptive line

Bagatelle, elephant watching TV; card and plastic, Hong Kong, 1970-1982

Materials

Polystyrene; Paper; Steel

Techniques

Injection moulding; Printing

Subjects depicted

Televisions; Dogs; Elephants

Categories

Games; Plastic

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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