I just got these three composition figures ready for sale in my antique mall booth. Prone to chipping, I touched up a few paint chips with carefully color-matched acrylic paint. The duck in the foreground was actually a candy container, and has a cardboard bottom that can be removed so the hollow duck can be filled with candy:
Many paper mache and composition candy containers and holiday figures were made in Germany in the early to mid-twentieth century. Often, they will be marked. My duck had a ink-stamped "Germany" on the cardboard bottom.
Here's a cute German-made rabbit currently for sale on Ebay. You can see the cardboard bottom. Go ahead and bid, it can be yours in plenty of time for Easter!
And just a little clue: when you see "U.S. Zone Germany" on an item, like our rabbit friend below, you know it was made during the years following World War II, 1945 to 1955.
I would like to thank Ebay seller Leaton11 for the use of the rabbit images. Please visit their shop, they have many, many wonderful old items there!