The finish line is marked with a metal French flag. This version of the Jeu De Course is very rare because of its diminutive size. There are four hand-painted jockeys and horses that are in perfect condition. The horses are individually numbered 1 through 4 with different colored jerseys. This game has been entirely and completely restored using the mechanical parts that feature a spring driven wheel that rotates the horses on their track.
There is a decorative cartouche on the front of the box that forms the opening from which the operating lever comes out. The toy has an ingenious spring driven gear system. The infield is green felt and is in perfect shape with no holes or mars. There is a Sterling Silver betting cup in the center of the track. The metal French flag that marks the finish line is included and must be placed upright into it's holder after you open the box This beautiful antique gambling game would make a great addition to any collection of vintage games or gambling devices.The toy is completely restored and has all of it's original working parts. The Jeu De Course is perfect for any gentleman's game room, man cave, or den or your own antique toy display.
Collectors of antique or vintage gaming toys and gambling games will be delighted. If you are interested in the complex mechanical toys by Decamps, or Jaquet-Droz you will love this one.
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