EARLY TURN OF THE CENTURY. SANTA (BELSNICKLE) Loofah/Spong Sleigh TWO Deer Candy Containers. What a Fantastic table decoration. Santa is positioned (attached) in the sitting position to the sleigh due the fact that he has wire armatures (arms/legs). 5 tall sitting position (butt to top of head) (NOT including his legs/feet).
He's carrying a wonderful Feather Tree sprig wearing the traditional colors, Red Jacket and Blue Trousers Black Boots. As mentioned, he CAN NOT be removed from the Sleigh! The DEER are very impressive. There are TWO (2) DEER.
10" long 7.25" tall to top of THEIR heads & 9 tall to tip of THEIR wonderful antlers. THEY are 2.75 wide. They have ALL of their original covering (brownish tan with darken highlights) --- trappings -- harness bridle rosettes and accouterments --- has the tuff around their antlers -- they have the original beards on their chest!! THEY have Original BELLs and collar around their necks.
And those ANTLERS - the Old World Style of the Real Reindeer they are the painted soft metal style. HEADs can remove to reveal a hidden Candy Compartment or for a small trinket of affection.The SLEIGH is as well, very nice. 12" long x 7" wide x 6.5 tall. Covered with a loofah / sponge - died a dark green --. There are a few minor breaks in the loofah, hardly noticeable due to the coloring and the type of material.
Sleigh has a Basket back behind the seated Santa. Just fill with greens and a candle or load it full of Toys (plenty of room to let your imagination roam).Front of sleigh has two tiny hooks to attach the Deer reigns to. Santa in Sleigh with the Deer.
TRULY what a fantastic, phenomenal GROUPING. View the photos, remember to ENLARGE and scan over them for added information considered part of the description. Please note that antiques are NOT NEW and may have some bumps and bruises from age and use, this adds to the charm and character and shows it's history. PLEASE FEEL FREE to contact me regarding any questions or concerns you may have and if additional pictures are required.
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(on Route 30 9 miles East of Gettysburg, PA). Many THANKS and BEST WISHES. The item "German SANTA / Belsnickle SLEIGH with TWO (2) DEER / Reindeer Candy Containers" is in sale since Wednesday, November 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Vintage (Pre-1946)\Figures\Santa".
The seller is "comesaturdaymorning" and is located in New Oxford, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.