The Toy Village
The items have a mixture of ink, paint, lithograph prints and pencil drawn detail. Using found objects, pine blocks and old Erzgebirge German Noah’s Ark figures this unique piece of English folk art is a true piece of art collectively. Each character’s face is ink drawn with the expression that matched the detailed description sheet. One thing is for sure, you won’t find another collection quite like this.
An astonishing hand-crafted folk art English pine toy village. Contained in 2 sliding top pine cases with over 600 pieces. The figures and buildings are labelled by hand as well as accompanied by a faded list of character names with details of each property also in an ink draw map.
Imagine the hours of work gone into creating this example by a father for his children………………………….
Size in inches approx.: various from Large H 5” x W 5” x D 0.3” to H 1” x W 0.2” x D 0.1”
Period: Mid-20th Century
Origin: United Kingdom
Completely solid in structure and form, worn surface, loss of painted surface and aged surface, faded in, old worm holes to some figures and buildings, the character list paper is worn as is the ink drawn village map. An old well used collection of toys so please expect wear and tear as shown. It is exceedingly difficult to photograph all the areas on this piece. Therefore, we strongly suggest reviewing all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose questions where sections / condition is unclear to avoid disappointment when purchasing.
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Cancellation / Refunds
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