Vintage Cobbler Figurine
This endearing and rare collector’s item is a 7″ hand-painted ceramic figurine of a cobbler. He is an elderly man wearing eyeglasses and a smock, sitting on a box, and ironically, fixing someone else’s shoes while his shoes are tattered and worn.
The figurine is reflective of two proverbs (whichever one is appropriate):
- “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, 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.
Furthermore, it is in near-mint condition (NO nicks, chips, scratches, breaks, etc.). The Vintage Cobbler Figurine makes a great gift for collectors, shoe repair shops, and “fixer” type people.
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