"Old Woman In The Shoe" Pull Toy Manufactured by Ive's. Circa 1890

Rare American pull toy made in 1890 by the Ive's Corporation entitled "Old Woman in The Shoe", based on the English nursery rhyme whose genesis dates back to 1794.
The shoe and wheels are cast iron, the dolls are bisque, and the "old woman" is in her all original clothes with all original paint to her face. The Ive's company was located in Bridgeport, Connecticut and in business from 1868 until 1932, when they fell victim to the depression and claimed bankruptcy.
This highly sought after toy was manufactured only a few years after, and perhaps inspired by the super rare mechanical bank of the same name made by W.S. Reed Company in Leominster, Massachusetts----about 125 miles away..

The toy is 9" long x 6 3/8" high x 3 1/4" wide.

Dealer Clive Devenish Antiques
Date: Circa 1890
Origin American
Artist/Maker Ive's Company
Measurements 9" long x 6 3/8" high x 3 1/4" wide
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Website http://www.clivedevenishantiques.com/home.php
Price $7500.
Contact Clive Devenish, 510.414.4545 or  clivedevenishantiques@comcast.net

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