Just like his "twin" (also available in this shop)--the impish grin, cute pointy nose, and extraordinary captivating eyes of this Large Christmas Pixie Elf have to bring a smile to your face...and what a cutie!
He is dressed in green with red and white trim. He was a musical elf and he still has a wind up key on his back for an internal music box that used to play Jingle Bells. Unfortunately the music box seems to have been wound too tight so it no longer plays. This fella still has his original box which is in great condition. The box gives his history of being hand crafted in Japan in the 1960's. As the box indicates, the elf was sold in the USA by Berman & Anderson as "A Santa Creation". The off white box still has a see through cellophane pane and a card board "brace" to help hold his head in place while traveling through the mail
His features are about the size of a 10" doll. Mr. Elf sits cross legged with his hands out and is about 8 1/2" tall while seated-- measuring from his bottom to the top of his head. His limbs are made with wire inside and can be forced into other positions but this type of Elf was not actually made to be a "knee hugger" and trying to stretch out his legs to bend them into different positions is not recommended for his longevity Like the knee hugger elves though, he wears a green felt suit with white and red trim and red boots. There is some fading of the green felt suit but he is still in great condition. Perfect for an attractive vintage holiday decoration. This grand elf sits up well as a centerpiece for those knee hugger collections.
He is shown here with another twin elf that is already listed and a small knee hugger (also listed separately) that can rest in his arms. (This elf is the one on the left in the last photo).
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