You can almost hear the whistle blowing to announce the arrival of the highly anticipated circus train. Children are jumping and adults shout hurrah. Long and sleek, “train car” links of silver attached one to one cart a variety of exotic animals.
The king of the jungle in all his majesty is accompanied by a gigantic elephant, a silly monkey, a camel all the way from the land of ancient Egypt and a scary scary bear from the midst of a woodland forest.
All the animals are encased within metal cages of sterling silver and cannot be tested…but it is assumed they all are of gilt metal.
The 1950s was an era for quirky and whimsical jewelry and circus themes were coveted. This fantastic throwback from the past is possibly the work of the famed jeweler Robert Kiefer.