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Antique German Belsnickle Santa Sleigh Christmas Candy Container
A neat old composition Belsnickle style Santa Claus figure in a sleigh candy container from 1920s Germany. The compo Santa has a molded, hand painted clay face and rabbit fur beard. His suit and hood are faded red wool felt, his black boots are clay composition. He holds a green paper feather tree.
The sleigh is heavy fiberboard coated in white gesso and clear glitter. The open back holds candy or a small trinket. The Santa is 3 inches high in the sitting position and has a paper Made in Germany label on the bottoms of his boots. The sleigh is 3-1/2 inches long by 2 inches high. The underside is marked Germany.
Condition is very good, clean with minor wear consistent with its 90 year age. Most of the fur has worn off from Santa's beard, and the tree is a little bedraggled. The sleigh is in good shape.
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