Bobble head figures were first believed to be referenced in 1842 in the short story "The Overcoat" by writer Nikolai Gogol. In the early 20th century bobble heads were constructed of heavy molded paper mache. The figures often have over-sized heads attached to the body by a spring.
This fantastic German bobble head, circa 1930, is in the formation of a rabbit dressed in a band uniform and playing a banjo. Standing on a yellow tinted base the rabbit is dressed in a uniform of red pants and blue jacket, white shirt and green bow tie. The drum is decorated in white, black and gold. This over-sized, tan tinted head, with medium brown ears, has a priceless expression, huge black eyes, red nose and smiling red mouth with three white teeth showing. He stands and impressive 13" in height. Most bobble heads have only their heads attached via a spring but this rabbit has spring attachments for his head, both ears and right hand. There is a mechanism in his head what tingles when the head moves. The condition is excellent considering age and paper mache construction. There is some paint scuffs, several tiny nicks on the body and minor creases on one ear. He may originally have worn glasses as there is some glue residue on his nose. (See photos) One the base is written "1931 - I got this when I had my appendix operation". An advanced piece for the paper mache, bobble head or rabbit collector.
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