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 a hand puppet Clown with the nicest expression. His head is beautifully carved and hand painted. He wears a gorgeous and colorful fabric costume with felt details and hanging legs. Similar to other mid-century Bross creations, this Clown is marked "Bross" behind his neck and the craftsmanship is just remarkable! Little Clown is in good vintage condition and will be a great addition to your collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Overall light wear with holes on the felt shoes and stains on the fabric hands. The Bross metal plaque is present but hidden under the bow behind the neck. 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 4in(10cm). The body is approximately 16in(41cm). The entire puppet is approximately 18in (46cm) tall with the back sleeve.
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.