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German Paper Mache Easter Eggs -History & Where to buy New & Vintage Eggs

German Paper Mache Easter Eggs -History & Where to buy New & Vintage Eggs

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The Easter Bunny (Oster Hase) in Germany doesn’t hide treats in pastel colored plastic eggs… instead; he uses these traditional German Paper Mache Easter Eggs. These beautifully decorated with motifs of Bunnies, flowers and springtime, they are big enough to hold all your favorite Easter Chocolates. The gift box eggs are a lovely addition to your Easter Celebrations, and are one of my favorite German Easter Traditions.

My mom would often place one for each of us on the Easter Breakfast Table filled with German chocolates and candies. Breakfast is extra special when chocolate is involved! And they make a sweet centerpiece, nestled in a basket of Easter Grass. It’s also a nice way to present a small gift at Easter.

Luckily, you can still find German Paper Mache Easter Eggs for your Treats! New and Vintage… and in loads of different sizes.

Find all your favorite German Easter Chocolates here…

German Paper Mache Easter Eggs

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Modern and Old Paper Mache Eggs…

Paper Mache Easter eggs have been used in Germany to give treats since the late 19th century. Like the wood carved figures, these eggs originated in the Erzgebirge.  The very fancy ones even had real lace around the edges.  Naturally, being made from paper, they are quite fragile, and since they were given to children…. Well… you can imagine there aren’t many old ones left.

Antique Eggs have become very collectible, and some are quite valuable! If you happen to have an old Paper Mache Egg, look inside to get an idea of the date.

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How to Date Vintage German Paper Mache Eggs

Eggs stamped German were generally produced before 1918.v
Eggs stamped German Republic can be dated between 1918 and 1933.
Eggs that are marked East Germany, German Democratic Republic, West Germany and Federal Republic of Germany all  date after World War II.

In Germany, it is still custom to give an Easter Egg as a gift to friends and family. You can still get these wonderful eggs, in many sizes… perfect to fill up with treats for your favorite kids (big and small).

Vintage Easter Paper Mache Eggs

Are you searching for Vintage German Paper Mache Eggs? These collectible eggs will remind you of childhood… and can be used for years.

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XXXL 10XXXL 10″x6″ Vintage Paper Mache Easter Egg HAPPY CHICKS Mint/Factory Sealed Handmade in GermanyXXXL 10Antique German Paper Easter Egg Amazing Great Condition with Original stuffing - MINT - (NBPE383)Antique German Paper Easter Egg Amazing Great Condition with Original stuffing – MINT – (NBPE383)Antique German Paper Easter Egg Amazing Great Condition with Original stuffing - MINT - (NBPE383)

 

 New Paper Mache Easter Eggs

This sweet eggs are perfect for filling with your own treats… like chocolates or small toys. And you can use them again every year.

Easter Eggs for Easter Basket Stuffers Easter Egg Hunt, Vintage Easter Decor, Fillable Paper Mache Easter Eggs, Easter Gifts 4.5 Inches Set of 3Easter Eggs for Easter Basket Stuffers Easter Egg Hunt, Vintage Easter Decor, Fillable Paper Mache Easter Eggs, Easter Gifts 4.5 Inches Set of 3Easter Eggs for Easter Basket Stuffers Easter Egg Hunt, Vintage Easter Decor, Fillable Paper Mache Easter Eggs, Easter Gifts 4.5 Inches Set of 3

These eggs are all made in Germany, and ship through Amazon.DE. Warning… shipping is HIGH

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Another option… Metal Easter Eggs for Filing!

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Comment(8)

  1. I have a large egg filled with very small carved animals. It is stamped “Germany”. Anything you can tell me about it?

  2. I have an egg exactly like the one in your ad (Easter bunny w/pussywillow and daisies. The inside says container made in western germany). Do you think this is authentic? Thanks

  3. Hello Karen, I have two paper mache’ eggs, not marked but old. The trim is thin leather with points. One has a single cherub on each side. The other has what appears to be German children. There is an older boy on one side in knickers that has two younger girls in front of him walking. There are straps being used as reins on the girls and he’s holding a whip like he’s the horse driver to a buggy or something. And the girls are the horses. Would these have still been used as candy holders at Easter or possibly another Holiday? Thank you, Shelly

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