By Holt Howard, here is the sought-after Merry Christmas Snowmen Trio with Spaghetti Earmuffs Candelabra Figurine. These three darling snowmen hold gift boxes each with a 1/2-inch diameter center hole for a slim candle. The playful look in their black eyes and the sly smiles on their happy faces indicate a bit of mischief may be afoot. Each is decked out for the Holidays with a red and green striped scarf and gold tipped spaghetti hair earmuffs. The gold snowflakes on their tummies match the brushed gold flecks on the base and the “Merry Christmas” greeting spelled out in gold script across the front. This is truly a Christmas treasure!
This adorable candleholder is 7-3/4 inches long by 2-1/4 inches wide and 5-inches tall.
Made by Holt Howard Japan during the late 1950s to early 1960s, the original red and gold foil label with Japan across the middle and H above and below is intact, though slightly loose at the edges.
There is all over non-discolored crazing consistent with age, and a few glaze flakes off of the black hats. The largest of these are on the front and back of the hat of the middle snowman. There is minimal paint loss to the red and green, not enough to interfere. There is also a factory flaw inside the center candleholder where the ceramic was not smoothly connected. Typically spaghetti hair is often damaged, but the pompom earmuffs are surprisingly intact with the exception of a small spot on the back of the snowman on the right.
Be sure to look for the matching salt and pepper shakers also listed in my shop!