The Boy with Corncockle

The Boy with Corncockle

Wendt and Kühn Blossom Kinder (Flower Children) Collection

5" tall

WK no. 5248/15

with a Wendt and Kühn Presentation / Gift Box

Made in Germany

Agrostemma githago, the common corn-cockle (also written "corncockle" and "corn cockle" and known locally simply as "the corncockle"). 

Of European wheat fields, in the 19th century, it was reported as a very common weed of wheat fields and its seeds were inadvertently included in harvested wheat seed and then resown the following season. It is very likely that until the 20th century, most wheat contained some corncockle seed. It is now present in many parts of the temperate world as an alien species, probably introduced with imported European  wheat. It is known to occur throughout much of the United States, parts of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. - Wikipedia

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Wendt and Kühn of Grünhainichen, Germany,
a "Toymakers Village"- since 1915 
Imaginative, unique, elegant, and delicate
figurines from a traditional workshop -
meticulously hand-crafted by 155 artisans -
80 are painters,
but only four (4) paint faces.
Winner of the 1937 World's Fair, Paris
Gold Medal - Grand Prix
Simply Exquisite!
Item No. WK5248/15



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