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