Not currently on display at the V&A

Rattle

1986 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

‘Rainbow Toymakers’ is a small business run by Mr and Mrs Marsden of Selby in North Yorkshire. They makes handcrafted wooden toys and jigsaw puzzles.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Wood
Brief description
Hippo rattle made in England by Rainbow Toymakers in 1986
Physical description
This rattle consists of three pieces of hand painted wood, each with two holes and threaded with black cord which is tied at the bottom. The central piece has a long handle with the shape of a hippo's top jaw at one end; there is a piece of wood hinged below representing the bottom jaw while above is a piece representing the top of the head.The whole is stained purple while the inside of the mouth is red. The eyes and nostrils are red, circled with a purple line. When the handle is grasped and shaken up and down the jaws come together to make a clapping, rattling sound.
Dimensions
  • Length: 21cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
Credit line
Given by Mr and Mrs K. F. Marsden, North Yorkshire. [86/481]
Production
Reason For Production: Retail
Subject depicted
Summary
‘Rainbow Toymakers’ is a small business run by Mr and Mrs Marsden of Selby in North Yorkshire. They makes handcrafted wooden toys and jigsaw puzzles.
Collection
Accession number
MISC.176-1986

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Record createdFebruary 16, 2004
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