This figural side-glancing Santa Claus Christmas ornament was made in Western Germany between 1947 and 1951. A 3 inch red blown glass ball forms Santa's body, his head is hard plastic molded in high relief with a real fur beard - rabbit fur most likely. He has a tall heavy cardboard cap encrusted with red ground glass glitter and foil sparkles, trimmed at the base with white chenille. Black visca pom poms form his boots at the bottom of the glass ball. A red paper Made in Western Germany sticker is at the back of Santa's head. The ornament is 6-3/4 inches tall.
The ornament is in excellent condition. It comes in its original box which is missing the cellophane window in the lid.