Tin Toys 1880-1940

Le Pochard

F. Martin – made in France 1899

Clockwork – 8 inches tall ; 20 cm – fixed key

The drunkard staggers as he pours himself a drink

Handpainted head and hands with fabric cloth

Near mint in box condition – Z: 1-2

La Charrette Paysanne

Victor Bonnet – made in France 1927

9 inches long ; 23 cm – original instruction & hook

Handpainted horse & figures with clothes

Place the cart on a rough track & the horse will start trotting

Near mint condition – Z:1-2 ; few chips on head of kids

€ 1750,-

Le Gai Violoniste

F. Martin – made in France 1897 ; second version without FM logo on hat

Clockwork – fixed  key ; 8 inches tall – 20 cm 

The street paying violinist sways to the movement of his bow

Near mint in box condition – Z: 1-2 ; some chipping at bottom of hat

Crawling beetle

Lehmann – made in Germany  1898 – 1935

Clockwork – fixed  key ; 4 inches long – 10 cm 

Near mint in box condition – Z: 1-2

€ 750,-

Nina

Lehmann – made in Germany 1927 – 1941

Clockwork – 10 inches long; 25 cm (including mouse) ; fixed Lehmann  key 

Nina chases a mouse that flees from her in twists and turns. Head & tail of the cat are movable

Near mint condition – Z: 1-2

€ 1250,-

La Voiture nounou

Victor Bonnet  – made in France 1929

Clockwork – 7.25 inches wide ; 18 cm – handpainted head, feet & hands with fabric cloth; canvas top of carriage

Gives the impression of walking, the woman pushes the pram

Near mint condition – Z: 1-2

 

La Madelon casseuse d’assiettes

Victor Bonnet  – made in France 1928

Clockwork – 6.5 inches tall ; 16 cm – fixed key ; original box & instruction in french language

Handpainted tin with cloth – complete set of plates

The lady wobbles on her feet, suddenly the dishes fall and she leans backwards being shocked

Near mint in box condition – Z: 1-2

Paddy and the pig

Lehmann – made in Germany 1905 – 1935

Clockwork – 6 inches wide ; 15 cm – fixed key

Running gear guides the toy in different directions & rocking figure of the rider

Near mint condition – Z: 1-2

€ 1650,-

Broncho

Lehmann – made in Germany 1909 – 1945

Lithographed base with handpainted cowboy & horse

Clockwork – 6.5 inches long ; 16,5 cm – fixed key

Near mint condition – Z: 1-2

€ 695,-