Nodders, also called nodding figures or pagods, are figures with heads and hands that are attached to wires. Any slight movement causes the parts to move up and down. They were made in many countries during the eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. A few Art Deco designs are also known. Copies are being made. A more recent type of nodder is made of papier-mache or plastic. These nodders were used as prizes in games or giveaways at fairs or circuses. They often represent sports figures or comic characters. Sports nodders are listed as bobbin' heads in the Sports category.
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|Nodders||Foxy Grandpa & Old Woman||Painted, Papier-Mache, Germany, c.1890, 6 1/2 In. Pair, Illustrated||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Gentleman||Composition, Painted, Germany, 7 1/2 In. Illustrated||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Moon Face||Arms & Hat, Composition, Molded, Painted, Germany, 7 1/2 In. illustrated||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Man & Woman||Nodding Head, Hands, Porcelain, Japan, 1900s, 8 In. Pair , illustrated||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Boy & Girl||Sculpted Features, Bisque, Germany, c.1915, 5 In. Pair illustrated||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Dog||Barking, Pull Leash, Papier-Mache, 18 In. Illustrated||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Pig||Papier-Mache, Nodding Head & Tail, Mohair Saddle, c.1920, 9 In. Illustrated||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Happy Homer||Homebuilder, Composition, Staggs-Bilt Homes, Phoenix, Arizona, 6 x 2 7/8 In. illustrated||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Mandarin||Green Floral Gown, Giltwood Base, Parian, Marked, Blue Anchor, c.1885, 18 In. illustrated||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Theodore Roosevelt||On Elephant, Holding Big Stick, Composition, Painted, 7 x 5 In. illustrated||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Figurine||Chinese Man, Seated, Smiling, Ruffle Collar, Germany, c.1885, 7 1/2 In. Illustrated||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Woman||Head, Tongue & Hands Move, Meissen, 13 x 13 In. Illustrated||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Candlestick||Black Man & Woman,Rococo,Bisque,Painted,Gilt,9 1/4 In. Illustrated,Pair||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Cat||Chalkware, Yellow, Red, 19th Century, 4 x 8 In., Illustrated||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Brylcreem Kissing Couple||Lego, c.1950, 5 1/2 In., illustrated||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Bob?s Big Boy||Checkered Pants, Decal On Chest, Composition, Japan, 1960s, 8 In., Illustrated||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Sweeping Lady||Wood, Painted, 7 In., Illustrated||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Valentine||Man, Red & White Suit, Plastic, Spring Neck, 1950s, 6 In., Illustrated||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Alligator||Ashtray, Open Mouth, Green, c.1950, 4 x 5 x 2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Ashtray||Boy, Smoking Cigar, Hands In Pocket, Suspenders, Cast Iron, Japan, 4 x 4 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Bear Cubs||Holding Toes, Salt & Pepper, Porcelain, Japan, 2 x 3 x 2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Beatnik Cat||Black, Playing Drum, Wood, 4 1/2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Cat||Playing Instrument, Spelter, Germany, c.1900,||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Clown||Green Coat, Big Black Shoes, Wood, Spain, c.1950, 3 1/2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Nodders||Dog||Hound, Brown & White, Japan, 3 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price|