Saturday, August 1, 2015

Veggie Pumpkin Man Candy Container (Germany, 1920s)

"Has original 10 cent price tag, marked Germany."

"The flaws are minimal for this type of candy container - it is a novelty, meant to be given and then discarded. The veggie man is made from paper mache, covered with a thin coating of plaster, and then painted in orange and mustard yellow. The figure is mounted on a small cardboard box. The box has a slight damp stain on the orange paper band that goes around the middle of the box, and some chipping to the green paper on the top of the box. The inside of the box is a wonderful green paper with a white flower that has faded and slightly darkened with time. The pumpkin man stands 4 3/4", and the man mounted on the box stands 5 3/8". The box measures 2" across. The piece overall has wonderful vintage patina."

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