The Old Bear

 

£350.00

This item was found in an old farm barn and bought as part of a job lot purchase of old Theatre items. It’s truly a wonderful rare and collectable folk art style item and very rare to say the least. This item would have originally been used to wear on the actors / persons head and would played a major part in a theatrical play of sort.

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Vintage Papier Mache Bears Head Theatre Folk Art Decorative item

For sale is a wonderful early vintage original Papier Mache Theatre Bears Head originating from Hamm in Germany. This item was found in an old farm barn and bought as part of a job lot purchase of old Theatre items. It’s truly a wonderful rare and collectable folk art style item and very rare to say the least. This item would have originally been used to wear on the actors / persons head and would played a major part in a theatrical play of sort.

Condition: The item is a true vintage handmade Papier Mache theatre prop and shows much sign of wear and tear due to this fact, damage to the ears, mouth and edge of the item are clearly shown. The paint is also faded in places due to use and age. This item is structurally sound and not broken. The item has some cracks and damage to the surface as illustrated in the photos provided, so please review these very carefully before submitting an offer or purchase. Also please ask any questions before submitting a bid or purchase to avoid any disappointment.

These original items are becoming highly collectable and rarer as a result, we have been lucky enough to source this wonderful characteristic original item whilst searching for cool and decorative items in Europe this year.

This item is sold as seen, so please get in touch if you have any questions regarding condition before you make a purchase.

Size: H 12″ x D 19″ x W 13″

Postage: Global shipping is possible for this item so please view all shipping details as explained below or get in touch for a quote dependent on your location. With items of this fragile nature we always recommend recorded/tracked postage with insurance. This may cost that much more, but at least you are covered from accidents that may take place whilst in transit.

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Shipping: At The House of Antiques we aim to ship your purchased item in 2 to 3 working days. The item is packed well and shipped via Parcelforce or Royal mail from the UK at the buyers cost. We do our upmost to pack items very carefully and dispatch them as we would expect to receive them ourselves. Please take into consideration when buying fragile items that The House of Antiques are not responsible for any breaks or damaged caused whilst the item is in transit. If damage does take place whilst the item is in transit we will aim to seek compensation from the courier on your behalf and keep the buyer updated with progress made to reimburse the buyer with damage costs. The House of Antiques will not refund the costs of damaged and postage until the courier has resolved the damages claim we have proposed on the buyer behalf. Additional to this we use a few carefully selected couriers in the UK to deliver our most fragile or larger item. The courier option is applied at the buyers request and varies between in price which is dependent upon your UK location, so please get in touch with us directly for further information.

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