*** Measures approx. 2" tall x 2 1/4" wide ***
Originally made in Nuremberg, Germany using molds of engraved slate, "flats" have long been a cherished part of every traditional Christmas village or putz display. Unfortunately, the devastation wrought on Nuremberg during WW II claimed almost all of the delicate original molds. We took the best surviving originals we could find, and using them as our guide, we created all new molds for these exquisite figures! We make them just as the originals were: cast one at a time, followed by hand painting in bright enamels, then, for the ultimate nostalgic touch, each base is liberally dusted with genuine German ground glass glitter!
This figure is part of a Christmas Market set, which was among some of the last slate molds to be engraved before WW II. Research indicates the original molds were cut sometime around 1930.