China began to produce tin toys in the early 20's. They were primitive and poorly made. After the decline of Japanese tin toy manufacturing, China assumed the role of the leading tin toy maker in the world. Early Chinese toys were noted for their cheap prices, which often reflected in their quality. Nowadays they are made to a much higher standard, yet retain the edge of being very affordable.
China produces a very wide range of reproduction tin toys with new ones being continually introduced to the market each year.
What's your 'Chinese' worth? Here are some recently sold items (Canada):
|Zitan Dragon Cabinet 18 19th Century||04/2019||C $114 048.25|
|Tibetan Natural Red Coral Necklace Beads||06/2019||C $78 652.66|
|Le Tonkin Sino French War Edouard||06/2019||C $39 325.67|
|Extraordinary 19th Century Foo Lions||06/2019||C $26 217.99|
|Hardstone Carvings Jade Cong Archaic||04/2019||C $26 349.08|
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