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875: Mercury Tumbling Toy Automaton, c. 1850

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Lot 0875 Details

Description
Mercury Tumbling Toy Automaton, c. 1850
Germany, with 5-in. carved wood articulated acrobat depicting a man with moustache and goatee beard, silk and paper costume, carved limbs and large flat hands, somersaulting from painted platform to box base, in original green embossed paper-covered box, length 6 1/2 in. (16,5 cm) x width 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) x height 4 1/2 in. (11,5 cm), (strings need adjustment). An early gravity toy in original condition.

Frühes Purzelbaum-Spielzeug, um 1850
Deutschland, mit aus Holz geschnitztem Akrobaten, 13 cm groß, gemalter Spitzbart, übergroße Hände und Füße, Kleidung aus Seide und Papier, mit Papier bezogene Holzbox, teilweise bemalt, umwandelbar zur Plattform. Maße 16,5 x 7 x 11,5 cm. - Ein frühes Gravitations-Spielzeug in Originalzustand.
Condition
(3/3)
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875: Mercury Tumbling Toy Automaton, c. 1850

Estimate €600 - €800May 26, 2012
Starting Price €500
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