This papier mache toy, circa 1850s, is in exceptionally good original condition. The little papier mache boy sits on the back of a Mallard duck pull toy. He is attached to the duck and is an original element of the toy. The base of the cart is painted wood, the duck is painted papier mache and the doll has a papier mache head and shoulder plate, wood lower arms, papier mache lower legs with painted shoes, and a carton moule body. The entire toy is in fabulous original condition with no repaint. The clothing on the doll definitely shows some wear to the cotton clothing on the back. I would probably lightly tack it to the back of the shoulder plate but will leave that to the discretion of the new owner. The head of the doll has the Pauline type head created by Andreas Voit in Germany during the mid 19th century. The toy is 17 inches tall and the length is 14 inches. This is such a treasure. I have never seen anything like this toy before especially in such a grand size and condition.
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