Extremely R A R E blue snow baby Galluba & Hofmann figure of a young peasant girl or lady carrying a bundle of sticks upon her back, exquisitely modeled with intaglio eyes, molded teeth, nicely blushed cheeks & slightly dimpled cheeks as well, realistic features throughout, but most importantly she is covered in the hard-to-find "blue snow"!, incised on inside of base with the number 4810
, circa 1905, approximately 4.0" tall x 4.0" wide, excellent vintage condition overall with the very tip of her right pinky finger having a repair, as well the residue has gotten the finger next to it a bit dirty (I'm sure this can be cleaned off but I don't dare; I'll leave that up to the new owner), and the brim on the right side of her hat looks to have some paint residue on it (same as the end of one of the logs), and of course there is the usual tiny unnoticeable age crack in the crevices; other than that she's perfect, just a little snow has worn away but I'd say 95% of it is still intact after a century, and she could do with a light cleaning, but I personally would leave the snow alone in its natural 100+ year state ~ SUPER RARE FIND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION!
FYI: she can be found on page 10 of Mary Morrison's BIG BOOK of SNOW BABIES & also on page 107 of The Half-Doll With Related Items, Makers and Values Volume One by Shona & Marc Lorrin (copies of both pictures included in sale).
***NOTE: I included pictures from one of the aforementioned books, as Mary Morrison is a friend of mine & gave me permission a long time ago to use any of her pictures in her books for use on the 'net, as it is illegal to post pictures from books without the author's approval. I don't know Shona & Marc Lorrin, so didn't include pics from their book. Thanks for understanding.***
P.S. I honestly cannot emphasize enough how R-A-R-E it is to finally obtain a blue snow, because in all honesty this is the very first one I have ever had the pleasure of owning in my entire life & that's the truth, and I have been collecting antique snowbabies for 15+ years now (it's my #1 collection actually, lol). So whomever becomes the next owner is very lucky indeed, extremely lucky!