# 1067

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[CHILDREN’S GAME] Jigsaw puzzles with children’s scenes

$1,750.00 AUD

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[France, c 1890]. Oblong box of very thick board (345 x 258 x 45 mm), the lid with a superb, colourful paste-down illustration depicting children and families at the zoo, with camel and elephant rides and an ostrich-drawn carriage. The box contains four chromolithographic scenes pasted onto wood and cut into jigsaw puzzles; each puzzle is complete (sixteen large pieces). The scenes are: an outdoor Punch and Judy show (probably in the Tuileries gardens); a picnic for children in the countryside; a village festival with children playing musical instruments in a procession; a fair with merry-go-round and other attractions.

A true marvel both for its perfect condition and exquisite design.

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