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Wooden Cup and Ball Toy

Wooden Cup and Ball Toy

Regular price $14.00 Sale

A delightful pastime, this wooden cup and ball toy is perfect for children of any age, and the playful at heart!  Perfect as a unique, historical stocking stuffer.

“Cup and Ball” was originally known as “bilboquet” in 16thc. France where the game originated.  Popularized in England at the court of Elizabeth I, it remained a children’s toy well into the 19thc. and was also known as “bilbo catcher.”  Jane Austen is said to have excelled at the game!  

Carved of wood, connected with a cotton string.  Comes in a linen bag with instruction card.  Measures 6.”   Imported.