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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Christian Hacker (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, compostion and paint

  • Museum number:

    B.3:1 to 7-2005

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Christian Hacker was a German toymaker of the late nineteenth century who specialised in dolls' houses and toy shops. This butcher's shop set was part of a popular line of models that Hacker began producing in the mid 1870s. The shop features over twenty removable pieces and may have been used as an educational tool to teach children, particularly girls, about the different cuts of meat. The meat featured includes wild boar and the cuts are continental. The shop was probably made for export since the text is in English.

Physical description

Model of a butcher's shop made by German toy-maker Christian Hacker around 1900.

Place of Origin

Germany (manufactured)


ca. 1900 (manufactured)


Christian Hacker (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Wood, compostion and paint

Object history note

The Butcher Shop was owned by Faith Eaton before being sold at Christie's Auction 25 October 2005.

Descriptive line

Model of a butcher's shop made by German toy-maker Christian Hacker in about 1900


Children & Childhood

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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