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Rocky Color Cone, Stacking Toy

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Place Manufactured: Kane, Pennsylvania, United States
  • DATES designed 1938
    DIMENSIONS height: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm) diameter: 3 in. (7.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On top of green painted base: Circular printed paper label in black and gold: "[three tree logo]/ HOLGATE/ TOYS"; around perimeter of circular label: "EDUCATIONAL/ STURDY/ [?]/ MADE IN [USA]"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.47a-i
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Kevin L. Stayton
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Jarvis W. Rockwell (American, 1892-1973). Rocky Color Cone, Stacking Toy, designed 1938. Wood, pigment, height: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Kevin L. Stayton, 2013.47a-i. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.47a-i_mark.jpg)
    IMAGE mark, CUR.2013.47a-i_mark.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A wooden stacking cone, the centered shaft in natural wood standing on a circular green base with beveled edges. Six concentric wooden circles of diminishing diameters, painted red, orange, yellow, green, blue and indigo, stack onto the central shaft creating a conical shape. A purple wooden top secures the stacking circles in place by screwing onto the threaded end of the shaft. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some light wear on stacking circles. Some change to green pigment, appearing teal in exposed areas. Top split and re-glued.
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    Jarvis W. Rockwell (American, 1892-1973). <em>Rocky Color Cone, Stacking Toy</em>, designed 1938. Wood, pigment, height: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Kevin L. Stayton, 2013.47a-i. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.47a-i_mark.jpg)