Wonderful pair of antique Christmas feather tree Santa decorations measuring between 4-1/2" and 5" in size. Wearing long hooded Belsnickle style coats complete with paper belts, they are made of fluffy cotton batting built onto sturdy wire - batting is tinted red - complete with cotton beards, spun and coiled long boots and wonderful molded, hand painted composition faces. Dating 1920s-1930s, one still retains the original MADE JAPAN paper tag which has been sewn onto the side of the hood.
Condition is good with light soiling, shape irregularities, composition rubbing and nips, and age related usage wear - faces are charming with tiny worry lines across their foreheads! I think one was originally designed to sit on a reindeer or in a sleigh for display, and the other has a thread coiled around the arm and back, so guessing it would have hung from a feather tree branch. Just a charming pair of antique cotton batting Santa figures - slightly shabby, they would be a wonderful addition to any Christmas Santa collection/display!
2 Antique Primitive CHRISTMAS Cotton Batting, Composition Face, BELSNICKLE SANTA