Althof Bergmann Early American Tin Articulated Horse and Rider Bell Toy
Jumbo 14" Base, Fantastic Original Paint Decoration
Circa 1870: Early American tin horse and rider pull toys don't get any better than this handsome 14" x 12" Althof Bergmann jumbo articulated bell toy with early heart-shaped wheels that approximate a horse's gait and facilitate the ringing of the bell when the toy is in motion. Condition is excellent on this rare beauty, with only a couple spots of solder on the tips of the feet and one leg possibly soldered from the inside. The paint is original, and for a 150-year-old tin toy that was never primed, one should consider the paint as truly excellent. The large size of this wonderful antique tin toy will make it the centerpiece of any advanced toy collection. Moreover, this toy was once owned by the late famed toy and folk art collector and author Bernard Barenholtz (American Antique Toys, 1830-1900) and has come to us through storied Americana dealers Steven Score, Marilyn Simmons, and Tom Rawson. If you are looking for an outstanding early American tin toy with first class provenance, then this fantastic Althof Bergman Jumbo horse and rider pull toy should fit the bill.
Althof Bergmann Horse and Rider
14" Articulated Bell Toy