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  • £1,295.00
  • €1,517 Euro
  • $1,614 US Dollar

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19th Century hand carved wood and polychromed Jeu de massacre fairground figure


A rare piece of fairground art, in the form of an oversized hand carved painted polychromed Jeu de massacre fairground knock- down figure. Made from sectioned wooden and dressed in hand made clothing. A larger than normal example which makes this quite rare and highly collectable in its quirky and characteristics look.


A fairground game from France, the jeu de massacre was a common game in French fairgrounds were figures of local or national figures or enemy's or even even mother in laws were hinged on a platform and balls were thrown to knock them down. They are becoming more scarce to find and this is a great example.


Dimensions in inches: H 17” x W 7” x D 5”

Age: Late 19th Century

Origin: France

Condition: Aged


Aged wear across all surfaces, the painted surface is scuffed and shows loss in areas we have tried to show in the photos provided. The clothing has probably been updated over time but dates to the mid-20th century we assume. Rust on the reverse metal sections. The nose is attached in 2 sections, but this is how its was carved and is not broken. Overall, in very good condition considering its age and many years of use.


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For multiple years we have sold antique items globally, please expect our items to show relevant age and natural wear, Items only restored due to breaks and major loss, and we always stipulate this in our condition report.

Item Info

Seller Location

Essex, London



Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Essex, London

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)7568 151752