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Snowball Thrower Figurine

This is a figurine of a boy throwing snowballs (his partner figurine would have been a frightened little girl) in the early 20th century. Originally modeled during this period by Alfred König, it is officially called snwoball launcher figure . Sounds a bit like my kids except my daughter would be more likely to pummel my son after a while :) The boy is nicely dressed with striped pants, a colorful vest and a blue jacket with a scarf wrapped around his neck and a hat on his head. He has his right arm stretched out with a snowball in his hand ready to launch it with three more balls in his left hand ready to go. A wooden slay / sled behind him on a snowy base. It's a really nice figurine and this coloration I especially enjoy! The piece is 5.25 inches tall, 3.75 inches wide and 2.375 inches deep. The figure is marked with the under glaze crossed swords mark with the hilts sthte bottom ends underneath the base as well as the usual impressed and incised marks as well as a painters mark 40. in red as shown. The figurine displays perfectly but the out stretched arm has been extremely well restored. If I didn't tell you, you'd probably never find it that is how well it was done. Invisible even if you look for it. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $699
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