Title ANTIQUE WOODEN SLEIGH CANDY CONTAINER WITH PAPIER-MACHE SANTA & 2 REINDEER.
Publisher C. 1920.
Seller ID 92-0483
This Christmas display features reindeer pulling Santa in his sleigh on a 19 1/2x 3 7/8 snow-covered wooden platform. The wooden sleigh (8 3/4 l.) has scattered snow on the the side railings & a cotton batting blanket. Santa has a painted papier-mache face (with a rabbit fur beard), hands, & boots, all of which are held together by wire under his suit. He is dressed in a red felt coat trimmed in white, a red felt hood, & blue felt pants & black boots. Sitting in a fixed position in his sleigh, he is about 4 h. & is holding a feather tree sprig. The 2 papier-mache reindeer (3 1/2 h.)pulling the sleigh have been molded in magnificent detail & realistically painted. They both have wooden legs & lead or lead-alloy antlers. Reins (felt-backed & heavily crazed) attach attach the reindeer to the sleigh. The only marking is Germany printed on a sticker on Santa's foot. C. 1920. There is snow missing from the frontcorner & some missing at the area in back of the sleigh, minor damage to the heads of the reindeer o/w the display is complete, entirely original, and in Very Good (i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects) condition.