[PEEPSHOW] A base metal figure of a travelling peep showman, n.d. [circa. 1870] £1850
base metal figure with added surface colour of a man standing with large peepshow box suspended from a strap around his neck, mounted on a circular moulded base, 19cm high, base dia. 10 cm, (some light loss of surface colour to the back of the legs and boots),
A fine animated base metal figure of an itinerant peep showman standing as he drums up trade, one hand raised as the other rests on the peepshow box. Not dated, but circa 1870 and with the maker’s initials “L S [F]” cast into the underside of the base. Illustrated as fig. 145 in Peepshows A Visual History by Richard Balzer, 1998.
Stock No. 2040177 - PEEPSHOW