Germany is recognized worldwide as home to one of the most creative toy-making industries in Europe. It is not a surprise that puppetry is also very strong and has been part of their vibrant culture for hundreds of years. The brand iKünstlerpuppe (Artistic Dolls) is a great example of this elaborate style of early hand puppets once produced in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
This Gnome hand puppet was created in the Curt Meißner workshop circa 1960s and is meticulously handcrafted from felt and fabric. His amazing lifelike facial expression is achieved by skillful stitching, embroidery and hand painting. A true labour of love that makes no puppet look alike! His unique appearance with wool beard and a pointy hat is quite eye-catching. This is a rare character. Don't wait to add him to your vintage puppet collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Note a hole on the bottom of the dress. Overall light wear. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
Origin: Dresden, Germany
- ID: missing tag
- Year: circa 1960s
Size: approximately 13 in/33 cm tall without the hat
- Materials: felt, fabric, bead eyes
The puppet stand is not included
WARNING: This vintage puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.