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Belsnickel Belsnickle Christmas Santa German Candy Container Papier Mache 11" For Sale

Belsnickel Belsnickle Christmas Santa German Candy Container Papier Mache 11
Current Bid: $ 493.00  
 

We are pleased to offer this antique German papier mache' BELSNICKLE Santa candy container with a green with touches of original gold leaf suit. This piece dates to the early 1900s.   Purple indiscernible stamped mark on the bottom and also in pencil is BELE/10.   Belsnickle measures 11" tall. This santa is holding a tree / that is original.  Hand painted facial features and details. Condition, some loss to the black particularly around the base. Occasional areas of flaking on the green jacket (see photos.) Face paint is pretty much intact. Retains and original gilt finish over the jacket which is very effective. Some light separation of the first layer of paper mache along the base.Feel free to ask me any questions. Photos are a good representation of the object. Buyer pays for shipping. Merry Christmas. 

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