Antique Late 19th C. Black Americana Jiggers Dancers by Ives Wood & Clockwork

  • C. Late 1800s Wood Dancers/Jiggers Toy by Ives
  • Beautiful wood box housing for the large clockwork windup mechanism.
  • One jointed wood body black dancer figure
  • One jointed wood body dancer figure with an unusual composite like white head
  • Both have some kind of ceramic/porcelain arms & legs
  • Partial original clothes on 1 figure.
  • Clockwork functions very well and runs smooth, ticks like a well regulated clock.  Comes with lever wind key
  • Measures approx. 6-3/8″ x 3-1/2″ x 10-1/4″ Tall w/ dancers
  • Unique addition to any collection!

Note:  The remaining dress is very fragile, and running the toy will cause it to wear.


Displays very well. Wood figures show moderate scratching and some nicks with mild loss to the original paint. The cloths on one are gone, while the other has tattered remnants of the skirt & hat. Skirt figure is missing a foot, other figure has a broken foot. Wood box is in very fins shape, showing some light nicks from display. Bottom screws have been replaced. Clockwork is in excellent working condition (tested). Toy functions well, even with associated wear,


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