The mechanism is a bit weak but still working. It shows minor signs of wear, a few markings and scratches here and there, and tiny spots on the small boy's drumhead (see all pictures that are part of the present description).THIS EXTREMELY RARE TOY WOULD BE A VERY IMPORTANT ADDITION TO ANY TIN TOY OR BLACK AMERICANA COLLECTION. Candombe (can-dome-bey) is an African derived rhythm that has been an important part of Uruguayan culture for over two hundred years. This Afro-Uruguayan dance genre, first appeared with Africans who were brought into the region as slaves around the mid-1700s.
In its traditional context, the dance celebrates the coronation of Congolese kings. Candombe today comes to life, in its most prevalent form, during Montevideo's carnival celebrations. To understand how this dance, which is so strongly rooted in Uruguayan culture evolved, one would need to turn back the pages of African and South American history to look at how this contagious rhythm anchored at the shores of Montevideo.
Candombe 1932, 49 x 63 cm by Pedro Figari. We've been serving Collectors and Dealers for over 38 years! We Do Not sell New or Reproduced Items. We have a large Collection-Inventory of Vintage Quality 20th Century Collectibles.
The item "Rare 1940's Black Americana Man/Boy Candombe Jigger Dancing Duet Wind-Up Tin Toy" is in sale since Monday, April 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Wind-up Toys". The seller is "daisysusanco" and is located in Buenos Aires. This item can be shipped worldwide.