Offering an early hand carved wooden toy created in the Erzgebirge region of Germany by famed artist Karl Muller. His figures reside in many German museums including Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden which shows many of his figurines online. skd-online-collection.skd.museum/en/contents/artists?id=11156492.
Very hard to find putz figures by this carver and Lumbering tradesman are a rarity. This early 'cottage industry' figure is completely hand carved and painted with polychrome paint. Look closely at this expertly crafted toy & you will notice that his legs are pegged into the bottom. ~Museum Worthy~
Measures just shy of 3" tall.
Very nice condition for age and fragility. Some paint loss to hat brim.
This is one of many very early and rare Erzgebirge figures I was fortunate to acquire. Shown in the last photograph are figures representing the Nativity, Hunter, Soldiers and more! I am always happy to combine shipping on multiple purchases.