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VC9007GC: Frosty/Noddingnew

This is large impressive German nodding snowman or Frosty. Dating circa 1920s, this mechanical display measures 17" tall. Painted and mica dusted papier mache body sparkles, as does his painted head. Original red wool felt scarf. He holds his bristle brush broom with painted wooden handle. Painted "faceted" papier mache "stones" resemble pieces of coal the children used to create a smile for Frosty. Brown glass eyes. Original cardboard hat scrunched and creased, to create more of a vagabond look for the snowman, believed to be original detailing to this wonderful Christmas display. Painted shoes. Lead weight in neck and the feet are weighted, as well, to maintain balance. There are hooks on the sides of Frosty's neck which insert or hang on metal posts in the body, so the head can nod back and forth and is weighted to assist in keeping the head nodding for a while. Keywind hole in his side comes with his wonderful old key. Just wind up the clockwork mechanism, push his head to start the display in motion, and he moves his head back and forth, back and forth, as if nodding. Wooden pipe in mouth. Crepe paper covered spun cotton nose has been torn or creased at one time and there is small gap between the side of his nose and his cheek on one side. A fabulous Christmas decoration! 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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