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The two riders = Das Reiterpaar = Une cavalcade à deux.

Additional Title(s):

Two riders


Cavalcade à deux

[Germany] : G.W. Faber, [circa 1855?]
Physical Description:
1 toy ; in box 25 x 20 x 4 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Flat C 2019 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Title from box top. The publisher's name appears in small script at lower left.
The toy includes a pair of wooden bases, to the front of which are attached images of foliage in a landscape. The bases support leaded wood pendulums, each of which can be mounted with six interchangeable animals and eight riders. The pendulum enables a rocking motion, giving the illusion of moving riders. All pieces are illustrated by hand-colored lithographs.
The paired figures include: a Scottish lad and lassie; a young girl holding her doll with a young boy dressed as a cavalryman; a romantically attired king with his queen dressed in feathers and furs; a girl with an arrow and the boy with a spear; and a girl with a hand puppet of an old woman brandishing a broom paired with a boy clown in a striped costume and conical hat brandishing another broom. The mounts include a bay horse, gray horse, reindeer, goat, dog, and zebra.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Germany -- 19th century.
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Toys -- Germany -- 19th century.
Toys -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Mechanical toys.
Toys (recreational artifacts)
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1855.
Faber, G. W., publisher.

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