This is a Stunning Bakelite Pretzel holder, Germany circa 1940’s.
A Fantastic design so evocative of the era. The stylised Chinaman figure is made of yellow and black Bakelite standing on a rectangular black Bakelite stand. Great form and detailing with the conical Asian hat, eyes, a rod nose, collar and buttons in black, and the body and head in a very faintly marbled yellow.
The pretzel sticks can be held in the coiled spring gilt metal basket on his back, pretzel rings can be slid on the metal pole, which is topped with a yellow bakelite ball.
Great as a table / bar accessory, could be used as part of a table setting for Christmas or parties, coule be used for sweets / cigarettes etc.
A Fantastic antique Bakelite collectable that would make a great addition to any collection, and would complement any retro, vintage, 1940’s, 1950’s, Art Deco, Modernist or contemporary interior.
In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches, usual age related marks on the underside of the base, nothing visible.
Measures 16.5 x 9 x 6cm / 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.5in.
Never knew there was such a thing as a pretzel holder. What a cute item!
neither did I until researching this! And it holds traditional shaped pretzels and pretzel sticks, didn’t know they existed either!