SML-139 Jack and Jill
SML-139 Jack & Jill, SML-139C Jack & Jill Music Box
|reference numbers||SML-139: Jack & Jill
SML-139A: Jack & Jill tape measure (M)
SML-139B: Jack & Jill (Lance 6401)
SML-139C: Jack & Jill Music Box
|description||Jack and Jill on hill.|
|dimensions||height = 3 1/8 inches|
|topics and series||Topics: Children
|related items||SML-137 (Mary Had a Little Lamb); SML-138 (Cow Jumped over the Moon)|
|private issue and/or limited edition & quantity||not applicable|
|era first introduced.||Marblehead|
|value range||SML-139: 40/60
GENERAL INFORMATION. In 1949 Prescott Baston designed three nursery rhymes for "in the round." They were planned to be placed on music boxes where they would rotate while a tune would play. The plan never worked with the music box supplier and Baston sold them as popular figurines for over 30 years.
As the music box rotates, jack and Jill go up the hill and then tumble down. In this tiny scene, the crown of Jack's hat is broken.
From Dr. Glenn Johnson's book, The Sebastian Miniature Collection.