Jarvis W. Rockwell (American, 1892–1973). <em>Color Cone Tree, 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, 2013.47a-i_PS11.jpg)

Color Cone Tree, Stacking Toy

Artist:Jarvis W. RockwellHolgate Toys, made by Holgate Brothers Company

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:designed 1938

Dimensions: height: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm) diameter: 3 in. (7.6 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 2013.47a-i

Image: 2013.47a-i_PS11.jpg,

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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