JOKER Hand Puppet by Curt Meissner ~ 1960s Rare!

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Germany is recognized worldwide as home to one of the most creative toy-making industries in Europe. It is not a surprise that puppetry is also very strong and has been part of their vibrant culture for hundreds of years. The brand iKünstlerpuppe (Artist Dolls) is a great example of this elaborate style of early hand puppets once produced in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

This Jester hand puppet was created in the Curt Meißner workshop circa 1960s and is meticulously handcrafted from felt and fabric. The amazing lifelike facial expression is achieved by skillful stitching, embroidery and hand painting. A true labour of love that makes no puppet look alike! His unique appearance with pointy hat and hanging legs is quite eye-catching. This is a rare character! Don't wait to add this puppet to your vintage toy collection!

  • Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Good condition without tag. The face shows wear and there is a spot and a small hole in one leg. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
  • Origin: Dresden, Germany
  • ID: without tag
  • Brand: i-Kunstlerpuppe
  • Year: circa 1960s
  • Size: approximately 17.5in/45cm standing, not counting the hat
  • Materials: felt, fabric, bead eyes
  • The puppet stand is not included

    ~ Other characters from the same collection can be found here ~

    WARNING:
    This vintage puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.

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