Yet another solider for a little boy! This rather large papier-mache piece (9 inches high) is three-dimensional and was made out of one mold. The brown paint on the horse was beginning to flake off, so it has been treated to stop any further flaking, but all other colors remain in good original condition. The helmet with German eagle and, more particularly, the clothing worn by the little boy date the piece to the 1880s. There is a little hole in the fist held in front of the boy, but what it once held remains a mystery, as we've never seen another piece like this. Maybe a whip or a wooden pole with a flag? We will probably never know.
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