The wolf is big and bad but this pin is so teeny tiny! Finished in super detail and beautiful color, from the pleats on her bodice to the luminous wine bottle and smile on the Big Bad Wolf's face. A unique piece of wearable miniature art.
Red Riding Hood was written in 17th Century Germany, when houses sat few and far between and the unlit path was dark...encountering a wolf all alone in the forest would indeed strike terror. But it's the actually wine part of the story that scares some people in the US today. Red Riding Hood was banned in several schools just because grandma drank some wine.
Antique glass enamel on pin with C clasp. Unmarked. Estimated late 1800's to early 1900's, possibly German. Measures only .75" wide x 1" tall! Excellent condition.
The Gray wolf, Canis lupus, currently lives in the eastern half of Germany where they mostly eat ungulates rather than children.
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