****THIS IS FOR THE HUNTER ONLY****
Offering a charming and highly collectible circa 1850-1900 GERMAN made kneeling Hunter. This early piece is made of a dough mass material (old papier mache. Dough which was the earliest material used with these putz figurines). He carries a hand carved wooden rifle and has a VERY rare flocked cloth dust covering on jacket and hat (veloutiert). If you look closely you will see the detailing and fine painting of his face and flocked coat. Much nicer than photos allow. (dough was the earliest material used with these putz figurines). Most likely made by Hermann Lahl or Haustein family. He would be perfect in a setting with the deer I have listed separately. A fine and rare example of an early putz toy. Simply charming. Made in Seiffen region of Germany. Measures 4" tall. In wonderful condition with minor age appropriate wear, as shown. Other animals and hunters shown are sold separately. The last photograph is a copy from the wonderful book 'Early Toys' by Maria &Dieter Leipold and Susan Bickert.
I am in the process of listing MANY early German carved and composition figures from the early 1800's to early 1900's. Many fine, museum worthy examples from the regions of Erzgebirge, Grulich, Seiffen and Thuringia with be offered.