VC9004GC: German Krampus
This is an outstanding circa 1920s German Halloween or Christmas toy. It depicts a devil or Krampus holding a baby, ready to stuff the baby in his felt bag. In German folklore, Krampus is a horned figure which is half-goat and part demon. During the Christmas season, he punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Father Christmas, who rewards the well-behaved children with gifts. He also makes a fabulous Halloween decoration. Condition is fabulous with some wear to the back of the devil's painted head. The baby has little bit of soiling to its face and wears it original baby gown. Krampus is vividly painted with a sinister face. Wooden arms and legs. Wire aperture in arms allow for the arms to move when the wooden chest of the demon is pushed or squeezed. When this happens, the arm holding the baby drops and baby moves to the bag, as if being kidnapped, and the toy squeaks. This remarkable toy and decoration stands 7" tall and is in excellent working condition. Original wooden base marked Germany. All original costume. Please click here to view additional magnified photos and click on your BACK button in your browser to return to this page.
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