Ino Schaller Exclusively For Christopher Radko Paper Mache Candy Container 2001 For Sale
For your bidding consideration I present a vintage candy container. This paper mache/plaster item is made entirely by hand using the Ino Schaller family's original 19th century molds for Christopher Radko. Carefully hand painted and glittered, the attention to detail is extraordinary. This 16.5" tall Santa features a gorgeous purple, white and gold robe and cap. He has a white pack slung over his shoulder and holds a tree sprig in his mittened right hand. Gold and mica glitter is used liberally to add sparkle and glow. His face is beautifully expressive......this is a wonderful example of the Ino Schaller family's best. The bottom has a cardboard plug that opens to hide candies or small gifts. Numbered 65 of 600 with the artist's signature. In very good condition , this wonderful treasure has been carefully wrapped in tissue paper and stored in a temperature controlled closet for 19 years.....the only flaws being a very small brown mark on the back of the pack, and a bit of artist generated purple paint drip...... 16.5" high, 6.5" at the base. Check out my other listings for a smaller, pink Ino Schaller candy container.....as seen in last photo. This auction is for the purple Santa ONLY.
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