Attributed to George Carette and Company, Nuremberg, Germany, lithographed sheet metal limousine toy car. Comprised of a dark green body with red trim to beveled glass windows, hinged doors, yellow interior and driver's partition, black running boards, fenders, roof, and frame, nickel plated lights, rubber tires surrounding orange wheel hubs, spokes, and rims. Four (4) hand painted figures, including one (1) chauffeur and three (3) passengers. Gears to underside. Unmarked. 7 7/8" H x 16 1/4" W x6 3/4" D. European, early 20th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. Note: A nearly identical example by Carette is in the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, New South Wales, Australia. (See: https://collection.maas.museum/object/40849). CONDITION: Untouched, unrestored condition with scattered areas of paint loss, largest 5 1/4" x 3", craquelure to surface of metal. Luggage rack is not present. Surface grime, rust to running boards and fenders. Tires with cracks, warping.
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