Delightful antique wood and papier mache mechanical doll toy.
The toy features an adorable little boy doll with delicately hand painted features who climbs up and down the hand held wooden pole. He is secured to the pole at his hands and feet by the original wire. I am not sure what type of attachment caused him to be able to climb, but that part may be missing? His wooden arms and legs are in very good condition and the body is made out of a shaped block of wood. His head is made out of papier mache.
The doll is in overall good condition for his age. The top of his papier mache hat where the central seam comes together shows a bit of wear and his clothing is delicate and worn in places. the doll's head needs to be glued back down to the body and is currently being held on with some string.
The toy measures 13" in height. Please see photos for further details.
Antique German Wood and Papier Mache Mechanical Doll Toy