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Two Tin Toys: Lehmann Crawling Beetle and a Guntherman Frog

Auction:
2482
Lot:
600
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

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

Description:

Two Tin Toys: Lehmann Crawling Beetle and a Guntherman Frog, Germany, late 19th/early 20th century, Lehmann clockwork "The Crawling Beetle," lithographed tin with moving legs and wings, in the original box with printed paper label on the lid, together with a polychrome painted tin sommersaulting frog figure, (minor paint losses), ht. 2 1/4, 5 1/4 in.
Estimate $600-800

beetle-working condition, very minor paint wear on legs and body under wings, box with small corner tear on cover, missing staple on one corner, so it slumps a little; frog - working, paint losses on bow tie and jacket.

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Germany, Beetle, Tin toy

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