An early (ca. 1850) crank toy, probably a favorite of little boys because of the soldiers on horseback. This was made in the Erzgebirge region of Germany. This area produces pieces similar to this even to this day, but the age on this is evident in its original old paper covering the base and the polychrome paint. As I always say, these early Erzgebirge pieces are folk art at its best and are treasured today by early toy collectors.
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