DKA16: "Father Christmas"/German
This is an outstanding Father Christmas or Santa candy container which has been in my collection for about 30 years. When we moved about 15 years to our new location, I never unwrapped him, so he is as pristine as he was the day I purchased him. His condition is marvelous and he is sure to be one of the finest in your Christmas collection. Made of papier mache, his face is beautifully hand painted with wrinkles at his forehead, and at sides of nose. Blue eyes with place pupils, no color loss.Fur mustache and beard. He holds a sprig of toffee colored branches, accented with a pine cone and dusted with mica. His original red wool felt coat is long, coming to his ankles and has an off white trim around the hood which frames his face, around the hem of his coat and a panel which travels down the front of his coat. Some areas show gray (along hem). Hand are painted with paint intact. Black painted boots and black painted wooden platform, mica dusted to reflect sparkling snow. His coat is also mica dusted The underside of his base reads Made in Germany and he separates at the waist to reveal a secret compartment in which one may hide candies and toys. He stands , from tip of hood to base, 12~1/2" tall. His cheeks show some blushing , as well as his nose, as if chilled by cold weather. Please email me to view all my photos, as they are considered part of my description. 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. Please contact me if you have additional questions regarding the condition of the item. If you are seeking a collectible which looks brand new please reconsider purchasing. Our items are as described, but descriptions are subjective, after all. Layaway is available. A 20 percent non refundable deposit will secure the item and we will work with you regarding the length of the layaway. We are fairly flexible. No refunds on layaway. Estimated domestic shipping priority USPS with insurance is 65. Any excess shipping paid will be refunded.
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