Early 20thC Articulated Black Forest Crocodile

Early 20thC Articulated Black Forest Crocodile

Code: CE442


W: 6.5cm (2.6")H: 4.8cm (1.9")L: 32cm (12.6")

£160.00 Approx $200, €189.35

An unusual articulated Black Forest crocodile dating to between about 1900 and 1910. It is made up of 15 separate wooden sections joined down the middle of the body with a string, allowing the body the flex sinuously. It is beautifully carved, particularly around the head, with its open mouth, tongue and teeth. It has inset black glass eyes. A very rare and unusual piece.

Condition : The front feet have been restored, there is a repair to one of the back legs, and the tail tip has been replaced. Otherwise it is in good condition commensurate with its age.