TPS Toplay, Ltd. Tin Lithographed Windup “Pango-Pango Mechanical African Dancer” Black Americana in Box *COMING TO AUCTION JAN 2024*
TPS Toplay, Ltd. Tin Lithographed Windup “Pango-Pango Mechanical African Dancer” Black Americana in Box
This tin, lithographed, windup ca. 1956 “Pango-Pango Mechanical African Dancer” Black Americana toy in box was manufactured by TPS Toplay, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.
In America in the past and fairly recently in our timeline, Black Americans, Native Americans, and many immigrant groups new to the United States of America were grossly caricatured in toys and other items. These items can be very offensive, but they represent a historical record of our past, no matter how shameful that may be. We do not condone this, but we recognize that many find that this is a part of history that needs to be remembered as to not be repeated.
When wound with its dedicated key this working example turns in circles, jitters, and bobs his head. His shield is marked with a stamped “89”. The tip of his spear has been replaced as these often break off of these toys easily. The box is in excellent condition.
This piece is in excellent condition with no touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 6″ H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 9 in|