This time an Erzgebirge crank toy (Klimperkaestchen) for girls! Another ca. 1850 piece with a mother in a dress of beautiful polychrome colors shielding the baby carriage from sun or rain. When the primitive crank is turned, the right arm goes up and down, also raising and lowering the umbrella. These Klimperkaestchen are extremely hard to find, although thousands and thousands of them were made. Hard play by boys and girls alike make them highly sought after today by Erzgebirge collectors.
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