EARLY ANTIQUE GERMAN 13" BELSNICKLE SANTA CANDY CONTAINER VINTAGE For Sale
*Relisted due to non-payment.THIS IS A VERY UNUSUAL AND LARGE YELLOW [13"T x 4"w] EARLY GERMAN COMPOSITION BELSNICKLE CANDY CONTAINER. These large sized belsnickles are really hard to find, most are 6" - 9"! It really commands a lot of attention in a collection! The santa is wearing a yellow coat, accenting the very nicely molded hump of his back transitioning to the pointed hood and wonderful patina to the drapes of his coat. Facial detailing is deeply molded with charming protruding cheeks and noise. He has a lovely ruddy complexion, very fine brow lines and details to his cheeks, white/blue/black target eyes, and flowing white beard comprising a great expression to his face. His charming face is surrounded by a winter white chenille/wool/cotton trimmed hood, with nice molding to the hood tip. The santa stands on a snow covered base in black boots. Overall this belsnickle is in great condition for its age: I do need to mention there is one small hole between the boots just under the coat (close-up shown in photo 10). It is hard to see and actually maybe a manufacturing flaw. The base is in nice condition compared to most of the belsnickles I have seen in the past. No major chips to the edge, but there is some roughness to the edge from use and were the paper covering was pulled off to reveal the candy inside. No deep cracks or separations of the composite material that I can see, but there maybe one small tight hairline to the inside of the base (close-up shown in photo 11). The branch in his arm is not the original, but added later, this is actually common in old belsnickle figures. There are the usual age spots and flecks of missing paint as expected with santa figures of this age. Like most of these belsnickles there has been some over-painting and touch-ups over the years. The tip of the nose may have also been touched up, but does not detract from the overall look of this early santa candy container. This magnificent large sized early belsnicke santa would make a eye-catching addition to a belsnickle collection or your holiday decorations.Please look at all the pictures as they are part of the description. I try to describe all my listings as accurately as I can to the best of my knowledge. Please ask questions as I do not except returns.This item will be shipped insured for the full value. Thank you for your interest in my listings!!
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