Antique circa 1890 French Bulldog Growling w/ Pull-string On Wheels Papier Mache
This is a wonderful antique papier mache growling bulldog on wheels. He is made of papier mache and when you pull the string on his back, his mouth opens and he makes a 'growling' noise. Made of paper mache that is flocked and has glass eyes, nodding head that goes up and down and hinged mouth to reveal interior of mouth and teeth. He is on wheels so he is also a pull toy. Measures from floor to shoulder 17".
From tail to tip of his nose 24". The total girth of his chest is 26". Neck is 20" in diameter. He wears a 2" light brown leather collar with silver buckle. There is a 3/8" thick steel rod that is original and is welded as a support frame and there are four 2-1/2" hard wood wheels. Metal pull string makes him growl. Very good condition, from a non smoking environment. Circa 1890.