04-12-2003 04-12-2003
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
2196
April 12, 2003 10:00AMCalender
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The Little Automaton Paper Toy in Original Box

$3,173$2,700
Auction: Sale #2196 - 2196 Location: Bolton Date / Time: April 12, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

The Little Automaton Paper Toy in Original Box, probably Germany, c. 1840, 6-inch doll carrying a basket with two children inside, mounted on a 2-inch base, when toy is pulled by string the wooden wheels should move legs alternately to simulate walking and have children pop up in basket (mechanism sticky), in original box with lithographed figure of the toy on the cover (some wear), with descriptive literature from Bromer Booksellers in Boston, box 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

Germany