Fabulous rare large size German Santa candy container. Wooden platform is mica covered and marked Germany on the underside. Black painted boots with cardboard cylinder hidden compartment on top, to hide candy and small toys. Condition is good and sturdy--maybe some mica thinning in some areas. Santa stands about 17.5" tall. He wears an unusual bluish-gray colored silky faux fur coat, trimmed with tinsel decorated with bits of red cellophane. Wire aperture in arms, so they can be posed a bit. He holds a goose feather branch in one hand and carries a menagerie of lovely toys in the crook of his elbow on the other side. There is a star, a dolly, a small jointed all bisque Polichinelle , a book and horse. Some cracking to horse's legs. He has a beautiful full fur beard, painted eyebrows, rose blushed cheeks, painted, defined wrinkles and a lovely set of ocean blue glass eyes. Overall condition is outstanding. He really is a treasure! I sell vintage and antique items with a history; oftentimes items may show wear from a former life. I always try to note any serious condition issues. Layaway is available. A 20% non refundable deposit will secure the item and we will work with you regarding the length of the layaway. Shipping is an estimate. I only charge actual shipping costs plus a minimal charge for my boxes, packing materials, etc used to ship your purchase. I will refund any excess you have paid once your item is ready to ship. Shipping cost is based on USPS Priority shipping, weight of box, and size of box. I can get a fairly decent discount on INSURANCE fees, if shipped REGISTERED, which is not an option in Ruby Lane calculated shipping. Unfortunately shipping rates continue to climb and anything over 12" is considered oversized and is charged a surcharge....I don't make money on shipping.