18th Century Toys

This page serves as a catch-all for most toys & playthings. (Separate pages have been set up for games, playing-cards, infants’ rattles, kites, and dolls and their accoutrements.)

Rather than set up separate sections for artifacts and depictions, the items here have been grouped by types of toys & playthings.

Bubble-blowing

See also 17th century bubble-blowers by Mieris, Mignard, Naiveu, and Netscher.

Carts

Hoops

Wheeled horse pull-toys

Rocking horses

Stick-horses

Kites

I’ve moved 18th century kites to their own linkspage.

Puppets

Tops

Toy knights & soldiers

Windmills & whirligigs

Whistles

See also rattles.