Hearts and Flowers

Catalog Code: 
Par- 33
Description: 

Cut in the 1930's by Par Company, New York, NY as a gift to intended owner, this puzzle is a very early example of use of special technique of cutting out and discarding areas within a puzzle (called "dropouts") so as to create silhouettes of figure pieces. The 3 figures of hearts thus created hold two sections of the puzzle together. The outer edge of heart in center also creates a "dropout-figure", whereas the 2 hearts along the border can be viewed as an early use of the special technique "irregular edge-figures". Par cut 17 normal figure pieces into the puzzle as well, 16 of which form cupids, most appropriate for a romantic gift to one's beloved, and the 17th., the Par seahorse signature piece. A most extraordinary puzzle! Par time: 4:55.

General Information
Maker: 
Date: 
1935c.
Width: 
18"
Height: 
23"
Container: 
box
Material: 
plywood
Pieces Information
Pieces: 
750
Pieces Replaced: 
5
Colorline: 
no
Figures: 
17
Interlock: 
yes
Styles: 
Topics: 
Sale Status: 
Not for Sale
Collection: