Janosch - Hobbelpaard en loopfiets - Tigerente / Tijgereend

Janosch - Hobbelpaard en loopfiets - Tigerente / Tijgereend
Germany - 1975-2000 - Wood

In good condition, a unique heavy-duty wooden (children's) toy decorative object, a rocking horse but also a balance bike with the name 'Tigerente' in German, or 'Tijgereend', a design by the German children's book writer Janosch.

This large version is quite unique because it’s a rocking horse, but it unplugged it can also be used as a balance bike.

Measurements: Height: 50 cm x length 75 cm x depth 30 cm.
Weight: 10.6 kg.

Background information:
Janosch (1931) is one of the best-known German-language children's book writers and illustrators. He was born in Hindenburg (now Zabrze, Poland) in Upper Silesia to a family of mixed German and Polish descent.

One of his best known figures is the 'Tigerente' (literally: tiger duck) and is a children's book character created by the author Janosch. It is a small wooden toy duck on wheels, striped black on yellow, which is pulled by several characters from Janosch's books. It never has a dialogue, yet is by far the most popular figure ever created by the author. On YouTube there are many animation cartoons about this caricature.

By 1980, he had published more than 100 children's books in nearly 30 languages. He had then left Germany and now lives on the island of Tenerife in the Atlantic Ocean. Source: Wikipedia.

Some minor paint damage, wood damage and the reed chanterelle on its head is a bit shorter than normal, but is not noticeable. Take a good look at the photos to get a correct impression of the lot on offer.

Will be packaged well and shipped registered by PostNL Parcel Service, within the Netherlands and abroad. Please visit our Catawiki page catawiki.grooveydesign.nl with other vintage designer lots as well.

Lot details
Hobbelpaard en loopfiets - Tigerente / Tijgereend
Designer/ Artist
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
50×30×75 cm
10.6 kg
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