Bross PRINCESS Hand Puppet ~ circa 1950s Rare!

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 Princess Hand Puppet with the nicest expression. This puppet's head is beautifully carved and masterfully hand painted! She wears a wooden crown and is dressed with a gorgeous silk dress embellished with lace details. Similar to other mid-century Bross creations, this Princess character is marked "Bross" behind her neck. This hand puppet is in very good vintage condition and seems unused, with just some minor head scuffs and some light age stains on the dress. Don't miss the opportunity of adding this rare and remarkable hand puppet to your collection!

  • Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Very good condition. Seems unused with just some minor head scuffs and some light age stains on the dress. 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 and without the crown is approximately 4.5in(11cm). The body with crown is approximately 18in (46cm)
  • Materials: polychrome wood, fabric, felt
  • The puppet stand is not included

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

    Customer Reviews

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    Martin the Puppeteer
    Wonderful Princess made in the 50s

    Hello everyone,
    I bought this wonderful hand carved Princess which was created by an inspired German artist in the 50s. It is unbelievable how fantastic this puppet was made. I do not regret this purchase!!!! If you are looking for a great puppet, I think you will find it on this website.