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German Candy Container "George Washington on Horseback" in Original Costume

Lot Number: 
5
12" (30 cm.) Seated upon a paper mache horse with dappled flannel-hide, amber glass eyes, flannel blanket and leatherette harness is a bisque head man depicting George Washington with painted blue eyes, closed mouth, white mohair wig, wooden block torso and lower limbs, painted black boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 11 A W. Comments: bisque doll from the historical series of Dressel, circa 1892, in original candy container presentation with removable head on horse to allow for candy storage. Value Points: excellent bisque characterization with strong angular face and nose, original flannel costume of the American hero.
Realized Price: 
$3,000
Presale Estimate: 
1200/1800