London, South Kensington
1 March 2001
Breaking up Day
a coloured oval engraving on wood dissected puzzle depicting girls dancing at the end of term, in original box with label -- 6½in. (16cm.) X 3¾in. (9.5cm.) circa 1800 (some lugs missing, edges worn, box needs assembly); and Slovenly Peter an American hand coloured translation of Strewel Peter, published by Willis P. Hazard of Philadelphia, 1851 (2)
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Although not mentioned in Hannas, a similar small oval engraved puzzle by an unknown maker of a dame school c. 1790 is mentioned as being in the Gunnersbury Park Museum
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