Carette ca. 1911 Tin Hand Painted 197/00 Water Well Fountain Steam Toy Accessory *SOLD*
Carette ca. 1911 Tin Hand Painted 197/00 Water Well Fountain Steam Toy Accessory
This ca. 1911 tin hand painted 197/00 water well/fountain steam toy accessory was manufactured by Georges Carette & Co. of Nuremberg, Germany.
The wheel turns smoothly, however, we did not put water in it to test if it pulls water up and out of the spouts. There are some touchups around the top, and the top metal piece has been replaced and repainted to match.
This is in good all original condition (with the exception of what is mentioned above.) This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 6 ½” L x 3 ½” wide at the base and 15 ¾” H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Georges Carette & Co. of Nuremberg, Germany:
Georges Carette & Co. was founded in 1886 in Nuremberg, Germany by Georges Carette with the backing of Gebruder Bing.
Carette specialized in mechanical tin boats, cars, street cars, model trains and trains. Many of Carette’s toys were lithographed. For those that don’t know, Carette toys are treasured for their beautiful multi-colored lithography and detail. They were produced in large quantities based on production numbers, yet just don’t survive; a testament to their play value for kids.
In 1917, Carette as a French citizen was deported from Germany, thus closing the firm.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 9 in|