Clay Face Christmas Santa in Cardboard Sleigh, Celluloid Reindeer - image 1 of 7

These three old Christmas items are from my personal collection. I used to display them together in a putz scene as shown in the photos, though they were not originally sold as a set. The large chenille Santa has a molded clay face and is 5-1/2 inches long. This type of Santa ornament was made in Japan from the 1930s to 1950s and is in good condition.

The 1930s celluloid reindeer is about 3 inches high and is dusted with mica glitter. It's marked Japan and is in excellent condition with no damage.

The 3-1/2 inch long sleigh is is coated in white gesso and white mica and iridescent ground glass glitter. It's made of a thick heavy cardboard I think, or perhaps balsa wood. The back is filled with tiny cotton balls with bits of glitter flakes. Two little nails at the front foot rest are for reindeer reins. The underside is marked Germany. I believe the sleigh, which was probably a candy container, dates to 1920 or earlier - it too is in very good condition.

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Clay Face Christmas Santa in Cardboard Sleigh, Celluloid Reindeer


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