This is a very rare, very cute, somersaulting/tumbling monkey.
He was made in Germany by Bing around the 1910/20s period.
He has almost no wear to his dark brown mohair, and he has the cutest face.
He has beautiful original painted-back glass eyes, and he measures around 10 inches standing.
His legs are pin-jointed, and his neck is un-jointed. His body and arms are formed around a wind-up mechanical mechanism which originally would have made him appear to tumble. His mechanism now only works with assistance, and doesn't have the power to move him on its own.
He has had some old repairs to his felt pads, but is otherwise all original.
Please note this is a vintage toy that is not intended for small children.