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Early Painted Tin Horsedrawn Open Carriage

Auction:
2314
Lot:
248
Sold for:
$4,406$3,750

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Early Painted Tin Horsedrawn Open Carriage, probably by Eichner, Germany, late 19th century, with pair of dapple grays pulling a dark green open carriage with line decoration and painted coat of arms, the papier-mache driver in black livery, postillion rider in blue, and lady and gentleman passengers, (some general paint loss on carriage, some paint and harness damage, traces of manes), lg. 14 3/8 in.

Literature: David Pressland, Pressland's Great Book of Tin Toys, pp. 36-37.

Note: Eichner won medals for his prancing horse design.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Eichner, David Pressland, papier-mache driver, postillion rider , Germany, Carriage, Horse driving, Mane, Tin toy