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Early 1890s Cotton King Of Village, Drinking Man. German Christmas Ornament. For Sale
Early 1890s or Earlier. Spun Cotton Village Man, With Crown on his Head. Christmas Tree Ornament.
This is one of those very early cotton ornments from before 1900.
I have never known what to really call this man, but I have always thought he was a German who drank a lot.
I don't wish to offend anyone with that.. but I am 100% German, and I do like my beer and wine.
He has a gold paper crown on his head.
His composition face is applied to a cotton head.
He has a red nose... see, I think he too has been drinking a bit.
Flush cheeks.. could be from cold of winter as wel.
Little green cotton shawl over his shoulder.
A brown cotton coat.
Hands are holding on to a wooden walking stick to guide him home.
And just in case, he is thirsty, a bottle at his side... to quench his thirst.
Brown spotted boots.
An amazing cotton ornament.
4.75" and in very good condition.
This was a cottage industry, a means for the Germans to make money during the winter when they could not work in the fields. The father, mother, and children worked together to produce these ornaments, and grandma would take to the train station in the spring when the others were back in the fields. Then they went to the sea coast, put on ships, and arrived in New York to be delivered across the country, and we used them to decorate our trees. The origin is Lauscha, Germany.
We are an older couple which are down-sizing, and put up one tree in our den and one in our dining room. These ornaments did not fit on the trees this year, and it seems senseless to keep them in boxes in the back closet. So hopefully new caretakers can be found for these German ornaments being listed tonight.
There is nothing wrong These being listed today arein very good shape.They arevintage, notreproductions. I guarantee that. I start all my sales at .99 cents as it is an sale and I just never cared when I went to live sale and thesaleeer started very high, and then spent time backing down to get a offer.
I am more than happy to combine postage to save money.
Just let me know you are multiple offerdingand I will invoice you when you are finished offerding and wish for me to send the items. Then, I will combine postage and send to you, and send final invoice. If any questions about this, please email me.
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Early 1890s Cotton King Of Village, Drinking Man. German Christmas Ornament.: $230