Fairground Coin Toss Game11

Fairground Coin Toss Game

An original French fairground frog coin toss game “Jeux de la Grenouille” or “Game Frog”, circa 1930s…


SKU: RC0745.
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Product Description

A rather charming original fairground game…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we believe it would date to the early part of the 20th century, circa 1930s. The game format itself dates back to the late 19th century and can be seen in many photo archives on the internet.  This is an original hand made example (on the top), which a custom built base. This piece is of French origin…

The game itself is called “Jeux de la Grenouille” or translated to English “Game Frog”. The game was a ‘coin toss’ game where you would thrown coins or small hoops onto the game, trying to land them in the holes on top of the game. Once through, they would filter through to the numerous racks below which would reveal a number. This would be the number of points you would have accumulated with that one particular throw. Please note, the racks are not featured on this particular example, as the top was the only surviving piece

This particular piece is made of wood, with cast iron fixtures and of course the frog. As above, the top is original and shows original paint, which is ace. The bottom section has been made to complement the top, so that one could use it as a game. We’ve also left the top ‘loose’, so one could actually display the top as an art piece on the wall, and essentially lose the bottom stand…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The game is structurally good with some paint chipping, rusty and tatty areas, some tired and worn wood and some surface scars and abrasions. As above, we’ve made a base for it to stand on so one could play the game, this is not true to the game itself. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 64cm, Width : 51cm, Height : 96cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface marks and scratches, some paint chipping, general weathered patina, a little tatty and dirty in places, some tatty and tired wood, rusty in areas

Postage : Due to the size and weight of this item, they are listed as local collection only. We do however have an affordable courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 64 x 51 x 96 cm