These are actual items from an auction site called opferauction .
MONKEY AUTOMATON ON PLATFORM –
Important, large automaton moves eyes, head, and tail;
right arm pivots; no motor; from Asbury Park; early 20th century;
mohair, papier mache and steel frame construction;
figure probably turned Hurdy Gurdy.
LE PETOMANE PAPER EPHEMERA –
Framed clippings tell the story of the Famous Farter;
in plastic frame; 56″ x 35″
( And here I didnt even know there was a “Famous Farter” because
that doesnt seem like a niche area… more like an everyday occurance,
but he Does look dapper doing it! )
PAINTED WOOD GAME WHEEL – Painted wood; very colorful; Dia.-36″,
SO AWESOME! I want this to hang in my home!!
CIRCUS TRAVEL BOX – Very ornate box with mirrors;
no lid; paint worn; 20 1/2″ x 18″ x 38 1/2″
I would love to see this in person!
TIGER BALL TOSS – Papier mache and wood with
hinged jaw that closes when ball goes in mouth;
on wood plaque; slight wear; 12″ x 16″
I would hang this on my wall as well – It is awesome!
BLADE BOX – Wood with cloth decoration;
includes 12 blades; also includes showman’s sketch;
age worn; L-70″
Fun to bring out for dinner parties to entertain friends??
CLOWN BICYCLES – Lot of 3; all have
strange configurations; worn old paint;
largest H-72″ OMG – SO NEAT!
MORE TO COME my dapper friends!
! Have a Fabulous Day ! – Jenny at Dapperhouse
Paper Machae is really an art form isn’t it. I know we use to do a lot of it in school and wonder if they still do it in schools these days.
You did find some great treasures.
I’m enjoying the Whimsical Wednesday blog hop and glad I found your blog.
Those look like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!
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