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Item#HOL54: SHOWGIRL NOISEMAKER. This noisemaker was made in pre-war Japan, and has a decidedly German theme. Monacled showgirls prance across a stage. Signed Japan on the tin litho noisemaker and Made in Japan on the wooden handle. Condition is near mint. $50.00.
Item #OGF1: LITHOPHANE CUP AND SAUCER. Lovely little Japanese cup and saucer, blue on white. Drink the tea, and a Geisha appears in the bottom of the cup! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GEISHA. Perfect condition. $55.00.
RITTGER FIGURES - These three dimensional depictions of humorous scenes from everyday American life were made by Suttle and Rittger's, Inc. of Evanston, Illinois. They are handpainted hollow metal and plaster, with great details.
Item #RICT1: BLINDED BY LOVE? A blind man sits on a stool with his cup in his hand. Along comes a beautiful girl with her puppy, and a skimpy outfit. As the puppy gets tangled up between her feet, the "blind" man lifts his dark glasses to get a better look! A few paint chips, and dog's leash needs to be re-attached. LL Rittgers, 1941. SOLD
Item #UMP: BASEBALL PLAYERS. Two baseball players, pitcher and batter, square off for the battle royale. Standing between them, and seemingly unperturbed, is the umpire. you can pose these any way you want - make the players glower at each other, or sic them on the ump! The players measure almost 8 inches tall, and the ump is almost 7 inches. All three figures carry the signature "LL Rittgers, 1941. Condition of all three figures is very good, with just a few small chips in the paint, mostly on their shoes. It's unusual to find these in such wonderful condition. SOLD.