Building block

John Augustus Richter (c.1730-after 1809) and Domineco Bartoli (fl.1761-1805)
National Trust Inventory Number 660330

Category Toys
Date Unknown
Materials Wood, stone and printed paper
Measurements Box - 351mm length
Place of origin Rudolstadt
Collection National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
Not on show

Summary description

A wooden box with a slide off lid decorated with a pasted on paper colour illustration of a bridge over a river and the name 'Richter's Anchor Blocks' with addresses in English, French, Dutch and German. On the inside of the lid is a colour printed paper label depicting the contents. The box contains 127 stone-like building blocks of various shapes and sizes, coloured in red, blue and beige. It appears that this box is incomplete as it does not contain any instruction booklets which other sets do.

Marks and inscriptions

Top of lid: Richter's/ Anchor Blocks./ Supplement to Anchor Blocks No.5 or 3A./ F.Ad. RICHTER and Cie., Rudolstadt, Nurnberg, Olten, Rotterdam, Wien, Hietzing, St. Petersburg, New York.

Makers and roles

John Augustus Richter (c.1730-after 1809) and Domineco Bartoli (fl.1761-1805), maker

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