American Comic Strip Character

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8" (20 cm.) largest. A collection of dolls in paper mache and bisque media,each depicting the comic strip character,Foxy Grandpa,as he first appeared in the 1900 New York Herald comic strip drawn by Charles "Bunny" Schutze. The larger bisque example has sculpted bald pate,painted age wrinkles,large brows,spectacles,sideburns,and painted blue eyes. On his original cloth body he wears factory original blue suit and tie. Also included is 4 1/2" paper mache example with jointed arms and legs,and 4" example with jointed arms only,each with painted facial features,spectacles,side burns,and painted costume. Excellent condition. The bisque model marked COD by Cuno and Otto Dressel. Circa 1900.
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