Kind of Toys:
Size (LxWxH in inch):
L 7,5" H 6"
Size (LxWxH in cm):
L 18 H 16 cm
Results: (E=Ebay; D=Sale; B=Auction) (Z=Condition)
B Z2+ 1.700,00 2002; D Z1-2 2.675,00 2007; D Z1-2 2.400,00 2007; B Z2 1.349,00 2007; B Z2 2.361,00 2007; B Z1 1.119,50 2008; B Z2- 592,50 2008; D Z0-1 2.700,00 2008; E Z2 962,00 2010; E Z2 1.447,50 2010; E Z1-2 1.064,00 2012; E Z0-1 3.184,00 2012; B Z2 1.902,00 2012; B Z1 wb 5.957,00 2013; B Z3+ 975,00 2013; B Z2 1.494,50 2013; B Z2 1.281,00 2013; E Z1 1.846,50 2014; B Z2 960,50 2015; B Z3 427,00 2015; E Z2 1.628,00 2016; B Z2-3 1.494,50 2016; B Z1 wb 5.156,00 2017; B Z0- wb 5.427,50 2017; B Z2 1.194,00 2017; B Z1 1.241,00 2018; B Z0- 1.723,50 2018; E Z0- 2.397,00 2019
Masuyama #773, coolie in slouch hat pulling an Asian woman holding fan in two wheeled cart with umbrella over head. When wound the wheels turn, the woman waves her fan and bobs her head. At the Paris World Fair of 1889, where Japan was particularly well represented, visitors could observe a completely novel conveyance, the jinrikisha. Invented around 1867 in Japan, this light vehicle for one or two passengers was drawn by a man running between the shafts. The ladies in particular were delighted with this smooth-running form of transportation. From this in the 1920s, Johannes Richter drew perhaps his daintiest tin toy, Masuyama EPL No 773 - a Japanese woman with mobile fan and umbrella seated in a jinrikish drawn by a naturally running coolie. Wheels, umbrella, and figures are sensationally delicate in form for a machine made tin toy. For the toy there are two coolie figures, one with a slouch hat, the other, later version with a simplified round, conical coolie hat. Richter found the name of this toy in Japan itself. In the 1920s the city of Masuyama was a gathering-place of the Japanese intellectuals where poets, painters and other esthetes had settled, imparting many impulses to the country's artistic life.
Picture from: Photo courtesy of James D. Julia auctioneers Fairfield ME www.juliaauctions.com + www.bertoiaauctions.com
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