Ino Schaller Paper Mache Santa Collection

IMG_0814 IMG_0816Whether you’re a serious collector or an admirer from afar, antique paper-måché candy containers from Germany are still highly coveted IMG_1670and even reproduced today. One of the last remaining native producers is Thomas Schaller, great-grandson of noted craftsman Carl Schaller. When selecting any Schaller design, collectors can be assured of time-honored family craftsmanship and pride in holiday collectibles for generations to come.

Carl Schaller – great-grandfather, started paper-mache designs in 1894

Ino Schaller – grandfather, 1940’s made plastic Santa’s, named the company

Dieter Schaller – the father, continued with plastic Santa designs

Thomas Schaller – son, 4th generation, in 1980’s he rediscovered the beautiful old molds created by his great-grandfather in the 1890s.

So fascinated by them, he started to produce papier-mache figurines again.

These papier-mache figurines are currently going through a renaissance. They are more popular than ever among their collectors and lovers, both in the USA and around the world.