Vintage Heissner W. Germany Ceramic Terra Cotta Gnome On Swing
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Vintage Heissner W. Germany Ceramic Terra Cotta Gnome On Swing:
Up for sale is a vintage gnome. I am not a subject matter expert ... this comes from the estate of an elderly couple and has been packed away. I "believe" it's made by Heissner. There is a silver label on the back but the words are not legible (photo 2). It is marked W. Germany on the bottom of the swing. I have seen others called ceramic and terra cotta so I am not sure which is correct. He measures 8 3/4" from the tip of his hat to his feet. He has some paint chipping in a few places ... front of left leg (photo 3) which is the most extensive, a pinhead size spot on right knee, back of left elbow, behind right leg, pinhead size on bottom of jacket in back, tiny spot on back of right shoe. He has some scuff marks to the paint. When you move him you can hear something rattle like a piece of ceramic is inside.
Please email with any questions and thanks for looking!