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Creator:
Kirk, James, active 1784-1793.
Title(s):

James Kirk toy shop token.

Additional Title(s):

Kirk

Dutch and English toys, fans &c. sold by I. Kirk in St. Paul's Church Yard

Dutch and English toys, fans &c. sold by J. Kirk in St. Paul's Church Yard

Published/Created:
London, between 1784 and [1793?]
Physical Description:
1 token : brass ; 31 mm in diameter
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Tokens (Cabinet O)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Obverse: depiction of a toy shop, with a female shopkeeper serving a female customer with two children. Shelves of the shop display doll figures and horses. Lettering (at bottom): KIRK.
Reverse: text only. Lettering: DUTCH AND ENGLISH TOYS, FANS, &c. / SOLD BY I KIRK IN ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD.
Dating of the token from the Victoria & Albert Museum (its description of item B.77-1996). Kirk is listed as toy merchant at 52 St. Paul's Church Yard in contemporary directories from 1784 to 1793.
Edge: plain.
A Conder token, or privately minted coin, issued by James Kirk, toy merchant of London.
Subject Terms:
Dolls -- Great Britain.
Interiors.
Kirk, James, active 1784-1793.
Toy industry -- Great Britain.
Toy stores -- Great Britain.
Toys -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Tokens.
Conder tokens.
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