Cracker Jack Ceramic Lion’s Head Bubble Blower or Pipe, Germany 1930’s. This ceramic pipe has a brown glaze and is marked Germany with raised letters on one side which is somewhat illegible. The lion head is highly detailed and stylized. Children could either blow bubbles with this or pretend they were smoking. Their are 19th depictions of children blowing bubbles and they often would blow bubbles with their Mother's soapy wash water. Clay pipes were one of the first toys used by children for this purpose. This item is pictured on page 83 of Cracker Jack Toys by Larry White.
Marks: Impressed Germany on one side, but illegible
Size: 2 5/8 inches long
Condition: No chips, cracks or repairs. Variations in glaze.
Reference: Cracker Jack Toys by Larry White page 83
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