THE PUPPET DANCE For Boys. A fine puppet with moveable eyes and limbs, and six different charming dresses, dances at the measure of a pendulum.
No imprint or date, but German, circa 1850: The toy comprises, a wooden stand with a hand-coloured lithographed backdrop and an integral lead-weighted pendulum; a hand-coloured lithograph puppet, with jointed limbs and moving eyes; six hand-coloured lithographic costumes, and two hand-coloured lithographed hats; all contained in the original box, with a hand-coloured label; the titles in French, German, and English. The box is worn and is splitting at the joints; but the figures are remarkable fresh and fine. An extremely rare moveable toy. We have found one other example, sold a few years ago, but that lacked three costume pieces.
Book ID: 14140
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