Lehmann “Mandarin” coolies carry man in chair

Mandarin

This is one of the many Lehmann toys with an oriental subject.  Made from 1905 to 1941 and called EPL 565, this windup toy features two coolies walking along with natural leg motion carrying a man seated in a highly decorated box.  The man in the box is holding the pigtail of the front  coolie, presumably confirming his superior social status.  The original box is in exceptional condition and has wonderful litho.  It also has the original box string and metal logo clip to secure the box.