The manufacturing process of a figure takes about 7 days. At the beginning, a liquid mass of paper and paste and other additives is prepared. The next day, it is poured into a handmade two-part mold. Excess water initially escapes into the porous form. The next day, the somewhat dried cast is carefully removed from the mold and slowly dried in a temperature-controlled room. On the fourth day, the figures are prepared for further processing. In the remaining days, the figures can be artistically painted by hand and decorated with creative details such as landscapes and decors. Mica, glass beads and fur provide attractive special effects. So each figure is unique – hand signed and provided with a certificate of authenticity.
Particularly beautiful and successful forms have been and will be preserved over the decades. The artistic works by Carl and Ino Schaller are still used today and are particularly popular with collectors of historical paper mache figures.
Schaller Paper Mache Candy Container – Red beaded Santa Claus holding a sack of toys and a small tree – made in Germany –
8.25″H x 3.25″W x 3.25″D