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.