Wonderous Things from Old Magic Catalogs: Hyperbole (2)

O.K., here’s a depiction of the famous Chinese Sticks (from Mephisto Huis Catalog Nr. 7):

This seems to be a jumbo version. Nice!
But wait – further down in the copy it says that these sticks are 45 cm long (that’s less than 20 inches).

Now I wonder: How tall is the performer???