Another stunning example from the top London-based manufacturer Holtzapffel, one of their largest-sized Figure=It=Out range, in which the cutter carefully cuts around the main subject area before starting on the cutting of the puzzle itself. This example also includes sections where further background material has been discarded to create drop-outs, such as in the loop at the top of Bo-Peep's crook.
The cutting style and dark nature of the plywood, coupled with its inclusion as one of three titles available in the company's post-1922 catalogue lead me towards an estimate of the puzzle's manufacture date as being around 1922-1925.
nb. See the other two 400 piece advertised examples of Dick Whittington and Robinson Crusoe which are also displayed here on the Jigasaurus.
As with almost all of the other examples from this superb range, locating the origins of the beautiful artwork have so far proved unfruitful. My belief is that this, along with many others, was originally a theatre/film poster of the early twentieth century.

Artist: Unsigned
Date: c1920's
Brand: Holtzapffel
Material: Plywood
Nationality: British-England
Pieces: 400
Range: Figure-It-Out
Size: 17 3/4" X 26 1/2"
Theme: Films-Theatre
Title: Bo-Peep

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