Queen Hand Puppet by Curt Meissner ~ Germany 1960s



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 Queen hand puppet was created by the artist Curt Meißner between 1947-1960s and is meticulously handcrafted from felt and fabric. Her amazing lifelike facial expression is achieved by skillful stitching, embroidery and hand painting. A true labour of love that makes no puppet look alike! Her unique appearance and charming costume is quite eye-catching. She will certainly be a welcome addition to any puppet collection.

  • Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Overall light wear. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
  • Origin: Dresden, Germany
  • ID: missing paper tag
  • Brand: i-Kunstlerpuppe
  • Year: circa 1960s
  • Size: 13 in/33 cm tall
  • Materials: felt, fabric, bead eyes
  • The puppet stand is not included

    ~ Other characters from the same set can be found here ~

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

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    The Queen

    She is just as lovely (if not more) as pictured; arrived quickly and safely packaged up. Marcus is always delightful to communicate with and his puppets are exactly as pictured and described. I look forward to my next purchase with much anticipation!