[Paper Toys] Chocolat Lombart Souvenir de la Fête Four toys: policeman, private or scout, jockey, clown
Fine. N.d., circa 1900. The toy figures were meant to bring amusement by twirling them around on a toothpick. WIth their limbs attached but movable, the figures would then somersault and engage in spastic acrobatics. The figures came in an envelope along with an instruction sheet and toothpick or axle. We have all these pieces for all the figures we have. We do not know whether the company made other such figures, but we would guess that it did. The company goes back to 1760 and continued in business until 1957 when it was absorbed by another chocolatier, Menier. In the early 20th century it claimed to have the largest factory within Paris.
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