Hohnsteiner KASPER Puppet Head ~ 1960s

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Max Jacob (1888-1967) was a german puppeteer and founder of "Hohnsteiner Handpuppenspiele", one of the largest puppet companies in Germany. The company's carving style was so expressive that its unmistakable creations became highly admired and even replicated by other artists. The company was based in the town of Hohnstein and due to its popularity, puppets carved in a similar manner are generally referred as "Hohnsteiner".

This Kasper puppet head (Kasper is the German version of Mr Punch) is an example of this carving style and was finely handcrafted in Germany circa 1960s. It has an amazing expression and also displays beautifully as a stand alone sculpture. Its structure is solid but it shows some age wear, gained during its many years of life. Its imperfections, however, give this puppet head an added layer of charm and personality. This great piece of craftsmanship will certainly be a special addition to your vintage collection or a nice decorative touch to your home!

  • Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet head. Shows age and play wear with paint loss, scuffs, soiling, small chips etc... The felt hat seems to be glued to the head. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
  • Origin: Germany
  • Brand: Unknown

  • Year: Circa 1960s
  • Size: Approximately 4in/10cm tall.
  • Materials: polychrome wood, felt, bell


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


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