Fritz Herbert Bross (1910-1976) was a German puppet maker and puppeteer that came from a family of wood sculptors. Originally trained as an engineer, he devoted his life to the world of puppets, developing some outstanding characters for puppeteers and theater companies alike. His creations combine a refined visual sensibility with a mastery of all technical aspects behind a professional puppet. His puppets are rare and highly sought after!
Here's one of his wonderful creations depicting an Asian Hand Puppet with the nicest expression. This puppet's head is beautifully carved and masterfully hand painted! He wears wire glasses and his hair and mustache are made from felt. He is dressed with a gorgeous and colorful fabric costume. Similar to other mid-century Bross creations, this Asian character is marked "Bross" behind his neck. This hand puppet is in good vintage condition with scuffs, age stains and fabric discoloration. Note that there is a small chip in one of the ears. Don't miss the opportunity of adding this rare and remarkable hand puppet to your collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Overall light wear with scuffs, age stains and fabric discoloration. Note that there is a small chip in one of the ears. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Germany
Brand: Fritz Herbert Bross
ID: Bross metal plaque behind the neck
Year: circa 1950s
Size: the head with the neck is approximately 5in(12.5cm). The body is approximately 19in (48cm)
Materials: polychrome wood, fabric, felt
- The puppet stand is not included
WARNING: This vintage puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.
It was a great purchase! I love this glove puppet very much. The Bross puppet was in a very good condition and everything was as described.
I can highly recommend this shop for collectors or puppeteers as well. Thanks for all !
Best Regards, Martin