An extremely fine wooden Noah's Ark and animals, German 1870s-80s

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Lot 87
An extremely fine wooden Noah's Ark and animals, German 1870s-80s

Sold for £ 9,600 (US$ 13,287) inc. premium
An extremely fine wooden Noah's Ark and animals, German 1870s-80s
The bow bottomed ark painted in mellow light blue with orange and blue painted pillars and decoration, brown hull and roof with painted dove, stenciled windows. Eight brightly painted figures of Noah and his family (three with slight loss to hats) and two-hundred and seventy-four animals, birds and insects consisting, eight-two pairs and nine single animals, forty-four pairs and five single birds and three pairs and two single insects, various breeds include zebra, elephants, camels, cattle, elks, dogs, giraffes, bears, buffalo, monkey, lions and tigers, swans, ostriches, grasshoppers and many more all very well carved and painted, (ark and animals, in overall excellent condition, some legs/tails or ears missing), ark 32cm (12 1/2in) tall, 58cm (25 3/4in) wide, 15.5cm (6in) deep.
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