Germany, . . Small rectangular cardboard box; Hand-coloured lithographed label on pull-off lid, toned and spotted, some loss to embossed border; Colorful pattern around border of box; Lithograph is illustration of flower garden with children playing around water fountain and parents nearby that can be reproduced with parts contained in box;; Rose paper on bottom with inscription, Frederick Pearson the gift of Mrs. Cooper April 1841. The box contains parts for this hand-colored lithograph game with standing cut-outs that are either folded or on wooden bases. The collection of parts include six trees, four with green benches, two rose bushes, a pair of classical brick archways, a woman filling a watering can at a fountain, a herbaceous border, a low border of shrubs, a set of four shelves with 15 slots each (total ot 60) for potted plants, and fifty-six (of 60) potted plants, plus a separate wooden base with a slot in either side, occasional minor creasing and some old repairs on verso of parts. From the image on the cover and contents of the box, there might be some additional parts missing other than the 4 potted plants. The missing parts appear to be the children and parents. However, the colored lithograph is not exact replica of all the parts within the box. This is a rare Garden garden game that can be used by children and adults from the Collection of Percy H. Muir. (Inventory #: 0000776)
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