Antique 13" German Bisque Farmer by Cuno Otto Dressel ca.1895 Orig Clothes !!
This smiling farmer is from the Dressel Portrait Series, circa 1895 on. The back of the head is marked S 1 Germany. The unique face features character detailing with a smiling expression including lots of laughter lines and accented wrinkles.
Large nose and ears, and thick grey eye brows add to his character along with set blue glass set eyes with upper and lower painted lashes, and original mohair wig and skin beard. On original fully jointed composition body with original finish and wearing original farmer costume including cotton pants with suspenders, striped cotton shirt, felt farmer hat and tall knee length rubber boots like he is getting ready to do his chores. He carries his pipe in anticipation of a relaxing smoke.
These wonderful art characters are hard to find and definitely for a special collector that likes something unique. This is a fine example and is circa 1895 on and such a great size. No damage and no repair.
This wonderful farmer is very clean and from a non smoking environment.