Santa's elves are hard at work today, being Christmas Eve. Here is a rare grouping of German papier-mache elves (Wichtelmaenner), each one a candy container. One holds a feather tree sprig, another has on his work apron holding a shovel, and the one in the foreground is resting on a red wooden sleigh. Great detail in the faces and clothing of the molds used to create the candy constainers, as well as brightly colored clothing with hand painting. Ca. 1900.
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