Color Cone Tree, Stacking Toy
On View: Decorative Art, 4th Floor
height: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
diameter: 3 in. (7.6 cm) (show scale)
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]"
Gift of Kevin L. Stayton
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.
Overall good condition. Some light wear on stacking circles. Some change to green pigment, appearing teal in exposed areas. Top split and re-glued.
Jarvis W. Rockwell (American, 1892-1973). Color Cone Tree, 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, 2013.47a-i_PS11.jpg)
overall, 2013.47a-i_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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