The seller's memory is probably correct as to when he purchased this - one of the best known of fantasy pieces in this genre. These devil heads began appearing around 1995, brought over initially through Atlantic City via a German-based exporter who made them from nicely detailed, yet completely new molds. If you want a quick way to catalog fantasy pieces that do not belong in any vintage collection, watch an Ebay seller with the handle robodicki. Naturally, he has one of these up right now with a modest Buy-It-Now price if it was truly vintage, quite high for something possessing only decorative value.
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