This old gentleman, who was a 19th. century German equivalent of Santa claus, traveled on foot throughout Protestant areas
of Germany on Christmas Eve. For naughty boys and girls, he left switches. Gifts were left for the good children. In some areas he was accompanied
by Christkindl who assisted him with a list of the good boys & girls.
16" (40.5 cm) - $225
He was banned in favour of Knecht Ruprecht, (a character of pagan roots), by the Nazis in their campaign to abolish all things Christian during the
Second World War.
28" (71 cm) - $425 (by order only)