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Two Tin Wind-up Toys: Ferris Wheel and Somersaulting Bears

Auction:
2482
Lot:
590
Sold for:
$2,370$2,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Two Tin Wind-up Toys: Ferris Wheel and Somersaulting Bears, Germany, early 20th century, the Ferris wheel with plink plunk musical mechanism, (minor paint losses), ht. 9, 4 7/8 in.
Estimate $400-600

Both wind-up mechanisms are working, sommersaulting bears- very minor small paint losses on flag, bears' heads, arms, and on cylindrical base. Several paint losses on ferris wheel base, frame and seats, mechanism plinks three notes as it rotates.

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Germany, Connecticut, Ferris wheel, Wheel

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