Vintage Cobbler Figurine


The Vintage Cobbler Figurine is a rare endearing 7″ porcelain, hand-painted, and wonderfully detailed 1930s collector’s item based on a proverb.

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Vintage Cobbler Figurine

This endearing and rare 1930s collector’s item is a 7″ hand-painted porcelain figurine of an elderly cobbler ironically fixing someone else’s shoes while his shoes are tattered and worn.

It is skillfully crafted with great attention to detail, such as his facial expression, the precision of his body parts, the natural tears and folds, the design of the box, and the use of colors.

The figurine is reflective of the following two proverbs:

  • “The shoemaker’s children go barefoot”. A skilled person commonly neglects to give his own family the benefit of his expertise because he put work before family.
  • ‘The shoemaker always wears the worst shoes”. This refers to a person who puts others first. Like the plight of so many, they make time to help others before, or instead of, helping themselves.

In addition, this item is in mint condition (NO nicks, chips, scratches, breaks, etc.) and it would make a terrific gift for figurine collectors.

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Additional information

Weight 0.75 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 4 × 7 in
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