Here's a wonderful red clay whistle in the form of Little Red Riding Hood from Germany around 1890. The whistle is 2 5/8" high and very nicely detailed. She has her basket on her arm and she's holding a bunch of flowers for Grandma. It was hand painted. Only some paint is still there - on her yellow flowers and white shirt and her famous red cap. She has her name in German at the base "Rothkäppchen". It's a little hard to read, but easier when you know what it says.
The whistle works well and the overall condition is very good. It's a rare form for a whistle. They are always very collectible, and being Red Riding Hood, it's even more desirable.
This exciting store is an eclectic "Curiosity Shop" for the Lover of wonderful old things.
Lots of variety and a wide range of prices is what we offer. I think it's more fun that way!