20,00 USD vintage West Germany KUNSTLERSCHUTZ Donkey figurine with fur in excellent used condition.
Original label likewise in excellent condition. Extremely collectible.
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These antiques are flocked animals made by the Wagner Handwork (Fritz Wagner Arts and Crafts) business of Germany. These animals are also understood as Wagner-Tiere (in their homeland) and “”Kunstlerschutz”animals(a name based upon a copyright-related word that appears on older labels).
Each animal was made by hand from a paper-and-clay-based composition “”blank,” “then covered, or gathered, with cotton fibers. Color was applied next, using nontoxic paints. Fine details such as claws, nostrils, eyebrows, spots, and the ever-present smile were also handpainted.