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La Peniche / Le Bateau Ponte
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as La Peniche / Le Bateau Ponte. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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As far as I know this design first appears in 'Joujoux En Papier' by Tom Tit was published in Paris by Paul Lechevalier in 1924.

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The design also appears in Booklet 1 of 'Images a Plier', a series of 6 booklets published by Librairie Larousse in Paris in 1932, but here dressed up as different vessels with additional bits and pieces, some folded, some not.

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