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 Post subject: Glass Eyed Nipper on ebay, maker and material unknown
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:41 am 
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Not mine. I know nothing about this one, but the quality looks very good. Maybe some forum member could shed some light on this one. Great expression and the glass eyes are a nice touch. He sure would look nice sitting in front of a horned machine.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-V ... 3610943683


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 Post subject: Re: Glass Eyed Nipper on ebay, maker and material unknown
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:48 am 
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Django wrote:
Not mine. I know nothing about this one, but the quality looks very good. Maybe some forum member could shed some light on this one. Great expression and the glass eyes are a nice touch. He sure would look nice sitting in front of a horned machine.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-V ... 3610943683



It is, as you say, a very nice nipper. Possibly the nicest I have seen. Is he a bit thinner than usual - probably just my imagination ? Maybe a young puppy version :)
Sun turnin' 'round with graceful motion
We're setting off with soft explosion


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 Post subject: Re: Glass Eyed Nipper on ebay, maker and material unknown
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That's a very recent reproduction and should have a low price.

Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Glass Eyed Nipper on ebay, maker and material unknown
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:19 am 
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As reproductions go, it's the only one that I like. It doesn't have the hound look. I may go for it anyway. Does anyone have any background on these? Value as a decorative piece?

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 Post subject: Re: Glass Eyed Nipper on ebay, maker and material unknown
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:15 pm 
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PROVENANCE

"We were unable to locate any maker marks on the statue, and we do not have any paperwork on this piece"


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 Post subject: Re: Glass Eyed Nipper on ebay, maker and material unknown
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:29 pm 
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Django wrote:
As reproductions go, it's the only one that I like. It doesn't have the hound look. I may go for it anyway. Does anyone have any background on these? Value as a decorative piece?

Thanks



If you really like it $199 is OK but a little bit heavy it isn't at all original


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 Post subject: Re: Glass Eyed Nipper on ebay, maker and material unknown
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:55 pm 
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I have this same Nipper that I bought about 10 years ago, for $35.00. It is make from a hard, fragile resin. Yes, it looks good, but the price is very steep. For $199.00, or cheaper, you can get a decent, original paper mache' Nipper. Be patient, and you'll find one.
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: Glass Eyed Nipper on ebay, maker and material unknown
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:36 am 
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Thanks to all for the feedback. I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to Nippers. Still, a nice looking figure for display, (most realistic anyway), but too steep for me I guess, so I will pass.


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 Post subject: Re: Glass Eyed Nipper on ebay, maker and material unknown
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There was a 11" pliable plastic Nipper at Orlando for only $85. It's an authentic Nipper and seems like a better value to me. The next size up is even a better size to display with a machine. Jerry B.


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