Lot 308: Noah's Ark, Painted Wood & Animals, German
June 11, 2013
Stockton on Tees, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Noah's Ark, Painted Wood & Animals, German, 1800's. Colourful ark with brick red shaped hull, hinged roof and yellow body structure. Decorated with a gold embossed flower border under the eves, orange painted columns plus red, green and black stencilled window detailing. Inside is storage space for Mr and Mrs Noah, made from Elastolin and 19 animals encompassing pairs of elephants, ox, zebras, horses, giraffes, camels, lions, tigers, brown bears and a single sheep. Creatures are made from composite materials covered with either hide or burlap and have glass eyes. Ark has minor scuffs, cracks plus loss of a corner to the roof and a strip of wood at one end, overall Good, figures have some parts missing or broken. Ark 50cm x 30cm x 13cm (19.75" x 11.75" x 5"), figs 6cm - 10cm (2.5" x 4").