This is an unusual veggie figure because it’s an egg timer and not just a knick knack. Veggie people, once a popular holiday decoration, were fashioned after German Halloween candy containers. This veggie person looks like he might have a potato for the torso, peppers and/or squash for the arms and legs and a melon for the head. His funny grin looks like something you might find on a jack-o-lantern. In his left hand is a glass timer vial with white “sand”. He might be leaning against a celery stalk and standing on another potato. I believe all of the color is under glaze except for possibly the orange. It is marked on the bottom; Made in Japan.
It measures about 4 ¼” to the top of the hat and to the top of the vial. It is in very good condition with minimal wear and no chips, cracks or other damage.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Vintage Halloween Veggie Person, 3 Minute Egg Timer – Japan Holiday Novelty