Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • Vintage Erzgebirge Wooden Boy and Girl Toy Vendors

    $35.00
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    These Vintage Erzgebirge Wooden Boy and Girl Toy Vendors (called Striezelkinder in German) represent the children who sold toys and sang carols at the Striezelmarkt Christmas market prior to 1910.  The boy stands 5.25" high by 2.5" wide by 3" deep.  He is shown with closed eyes and an open mouth, his cheeks and nose painted red from the cold.  He is wearing a patched deep blue-gray coat, brown pants, high black boots, and green mittens.  A knitted lavender scarf is tied tightly around his neck.  He wears a box filled with three black male figurines, silver garlands, and brown sticks.  The girl stands 4.75" high by 2.5" wide by 3" deep.  She is also shown with closed eyes and an open mouth, her cheeks and nose painted red from the cold.  She is wearing a patched brown jacket with red buttons, deep pink pants, high black boots, and blue mittens.  A patterned fabric scarf holds back two brown yarn braids.  She wears a box filled with colorful geometric wooden toys and gold tinsel.  Two pull-toy figures are attached to the front of the box and one hangs from a string from the side.  Each stands on a1 .75" in diameter round gray wood platform.   These figures may be a set made by Dregeno in Germany.  Both are unmarked.  Exact age is unknown.  These Vintage Erzgebirge Wooden Boy and Girl Toy Vendors are in good to very good condition.  The boy shows no signs of wear of damage.  Two of the girl's pull-toys are damaged (one missing a head and one missing an arm).