This is one of the rare pieces manufactured by Germany’s Thomas Pohle.
As you can see the props represent a drawer chest with three different colored coins “lucky tokens”.
The supplied patter describes how a rich Chinese farmer had trouble to decide which of his three sons should get his sizeable inheritance. He decided to test who was the most responsible amongst his sons and each of them choose a colored lucky token that they were asked to guard over night. two of them failed and the third has proven his worthiness……the third token reappears in the form of a gold coin resembling the fortune.
To illustrate the story the three tokens are placed one by one into the box hanging from the lucky portal. The first two disappear and return to the drawer chest, only the third son is able to hold on to his treasure.
You receive the English and German instructions
The handywork that went into making these is amazing, even the decals were ‘aged” to give them the look of ancient Chinese!
Please note that the little Buddhas are not part of the original outfit but added by the previous owner for visual enchantment and included.