Large German Garden Gnome. Hand Painted Terracotta Male Dwarf. c1950.

Stock Number: GVG2715


This charming vintage gnome which was made in Germany is made of terracotta and dates from c1950.

This cheeky character is a nice large one being 53 cm tall, is wonderfully hand painted with a nice aged patination and marked to the underside with W Germany. Although not marked this gnome is very similar to Heissner examples.

Traditionally, the garden figures depicted male dwarfs wearing red pointed hats, typically being between one and two feet tall and originating in Europe as a decoration for the wealthy. They were thought to provide protection and they are still used today to watch over crops and livestock.

A fun vintage item to for a hotel, florist, garden centre or as an ornament in the home. Would make a great gift.

Date: c1950.

Origin: Germany.

Dimensions: Width: 20 cm (8"). Depth: 20 cm (8"). Height: 53 cm (21").

Weight: 2.4 kg.

Condition: Good used vintage condition with signs of use in keeping with age. Some chips to paint, rubbed areas and paint splatters. There is a crack/repair to the back of the foot. Has a wonderful aged patina. Please see pictures.

Please note that only the gnome is included and any other items in the pictures are for display only.

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