Pinecone Gnomes

$28.00

A Very Vintage Christmas: Holiday Collecting, Decorating and Celebrating by Bob Richter shows similar pinecone gnomes that were made in Japan in the 1950s. I believe these are also made in Japan and probably circa 1950s. There is a faint stamp on the bottom of one gnome that looks to be "Japan." They do look to be a bit older as they are not (and I don't believe they ever were) as brightly colored as the 1950s gnomes, but I will err on the side of caution and place them at circa 1950s.

https://books.google.com/books?id=PsonDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA35&lpg=PA35&dq=when+were+pinecone+gnomes+made+in+japan?&source=bl&ots=e99LVymd89&sig=pLyLVTF5hpiO0nnQKZ46ZfS6R5Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjhudXejpnZAhWEmlkKHeg_BmIQ6AEIUjAM#v=onepage&q=when%20were%20pinecone%20gnomes%20made%20in%20japan%3F&f=false

These three gnomes have various imperfections, and they're quite fragile, owing to their age and composition. The gnome with cymbals has a tear in his hat, as evidenced especially by the last photo. Do let me know if you'd like more photos as I'll be happy to oblige.

Each gnome is approximately 3 1/2" from the tips of their hats to their bases. The bases are 1 1/8" across.

Thank you for looking.

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