Coveted antique Dollhouse Miniature Crank Telephone by GERMAN firm Erhard & Sohne. Circa 1900. This highly collectible wooden phone has a moving crank and is all original with no repairs. Metal bell and pewter receiver. Selling as is. Missing the mouthpiece.
The identical telephone is shown and identified as Item No. 3096/1 in the book "Ormolu Dollhouse Accessories~Metal Toys from the Erhard & Sohne Company" by Swantje Kohler on page 42 (catalog page shown).
Measures approx. 4.5 high x 1.5" wide. Perfect for a larger scale German room box or dry goods shop!
Lovely condition with great patina. Shows well BUT missing mouthpiece. Selling at a VERY reduced price. Shows a bit of aging, as expected of miniatures this age.
A lovely item that would add grace to any antique doll house or doll vignette.