Wendy Hamilton Antiques

 Victorian Cloth Baby’S Ball C 1880


hammiWendy Hamilton Antiques is located in Collingwood, Ontario

Victorian Cloth Baby’s Ball c 1880

This is a stuffed textile ball with 6 lithographed illustrations from a nursery rhyme. Each wedge shaped segment of the ball is chromolithographed with scenes of a baby engaged in various activities typical of a Victorian child. Each illustration is accompanied by 2 descriptive lines of verse one above and one below. “Here’s a ball for baby/ nice and soft and round / here’s the baby’s hammer/hear the baby pound / here’s the baby’s soldiers/standing in a row / here’s the baby’s trumpet/hear the baby blow / don’t take the ball away/ to make baby cry / here’s the baby’s cradle/to rock baby by”

This is in terrific condition considering its age & use. I have never seen one beore..

Circumference 31”