History Collection - Pull Toy – Cow and Calf

Folk Art or Toy?

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It’s hard to imagine a toy like this being made today. Covered in leather and set on a polished wood platform with iron wheels attached, this cow with calf was probably made in Germany in the late 1800s. With a yank of her tail, the mother cow starts mooing, thanks to an internal bellows. Look at the expressive glass eyes and the exquisite carving of the wooden hooves. Would you enjoy playing with this cow or is she a little too much like the real thing?!

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toy, animal figurine
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Wood; Fibre, Unknown