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 Kasper Hand Puppet with the nicest expression. Kasper is the famous character in the German Puppet Show. He is similar to the British Mr Punch. Kasper's head is beautifully carved and masterfully hand painted! He wears a gorgeous and colorful fabric costume with hanging legs. Similar to other mid-century Bross creations, this Kasper is marked "Bross" behind his neck. This hand puppet is in good vintage condition with some age stains and head scuffs. 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 holes on the felt shoes and age stains on the fabric parts. The wooden head shows scuffs and spots. 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 16in(41cm). The entire puppet is approximately 19in (48cm) 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.