Only 1 Fernand Martin toy in this auction, but a special and very early toy from 1885.
Martin produced two different ones.
Very rare and highly coveted by Fernand Martin collectors, but also by collectors of spinning tops.
Description of the auctioneer, Lot 2186
Extremely rare and desirable gyroscopic toy of a Balkan couple dancing by the French manufacturer Fernand Martin. Circa 1885. Rarely seen and highly sought after toy. Large scale, measures 75mm tall. Generally good complete condition (faded colors and paint loss) . Unboxed.
Result: $ 475
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AUCTIONED AT : https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/144068799_rare-fernand-martin-gyroscopic-balkan-dancing-couple
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