Very old chenille and clay face Santa Claus on skis Christmas Tree ornament; very old and very wonderful.
Measurements: 3 inches high x 3-1/4 inches long.
Features: Pink clay face, white wool beard, red chenille hood and coat, white chenille cuffs and coat trim, white chenille skis, gray chenille ski poles with silver colored metallic tops, black chenille legs, tiny mercury glass balls trim on the top of his hood and along his skis. There is a worn and very thin gold metallic thread at the top of his hood for hanging him on a Christmas tree.
Note: The chenille has rounded ends, not tapered. I believe this dates him to before WW II, but please do your own research. I would be happy to answer any questions. Flecks of artificial snow are on his face and beard.
Features are excellent and all original with no dents (remember these were never artisan items!)
The glass balls show some fading and the skis have darkened a bit. The red chenille has faded over the years, I believe. It is most likely they were a bright red when made?
His coat is coiled and is just charming. There is a tiny square of fabric on the back of his hood that might have been used to secure him into a box or packaging. I don't see any other purpose for it.
No country of origin. Very old and in EXCELLENT condition; please see notes above.
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