Pig Squeak Toy

Very rare, possibly unique, pig squeak toy.  When the back legs are moved the pig’s mouth opens and a squeak is emitted.  Approximately 7" long.  Probably dates to late 19th or early 20th century.  Has expected wear but the hairline crack shown in the left foreleg is stable and does not extend through.  Probably composed of papier mache with several coats of enamel paint on top.  Could be German, although it could also be an American “one off” piece made by a talented individual.  We have never seen another squeak toy like it.  (BZ-19)

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