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Very Rare Antique Painted Tin Adam Eve Paradies set

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Terrill C. Smith
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Very Rare Antique Painted Tin Adam  Eve Paradies set
I purchased this set over fourty years ago from the West German family maker that owned the slate molds, then cast and hand painted each figure. There are 15 flat tin figures. Largest tree with serpent is is about 2 1/2" tall. Complete sets in this condition are very rare. A touch up paint to one of palm trees is the only note on fine condition. The original slate mold for this set was carved in about 1830, this set is a newer casting and painting, but it is in essence a very old toy-collectors treasure. The molds these were cast in are in most cases longer able to cast the delicate details that this set has.This set is cast from tin more valuable than pewter or lead. Just a superb set that has been stored away and kept it in such fine condition, in essence it is an important beautiful collectors set. These flat castings predated their off spring the tin soldier.

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