The diorama depicts'Santa on the Night Before Christmas'! Celluloid figures fill the indent. Santa sitting in his sleigh. His sleigh is led by his reindeer. There is a white bottle brush sprig as well.
In the background is a snow covered house... You can see the lights in the windows. There are evergreen trees on either side of the house. The background is painted Green which is a rare color.
The night sky is filled with Stars. How does Santa Claus do it? In one long night, a stout and elderly man, equipped with a magic sleigh and eight flying reindeer. Delivers toys to children in every household all over the world.Maybe a little Christmas magic. Santa is more than up to the challenge. We have to believe in him. This ornament is a really beautiful Christmas Diorama. Silver Ribbed design on the back.
Both sides of the indent are in very good vintage condition. There is oxidation near the pike and of the hanger. The ornament is 3" Wide x 3.5" Tall (these ornaments were made in two sizes this is the larger size).
I have added a copy of the 1958 Sear's catalog page advertising these special ornaments. (Please see photo # 11).
This Mid-Century Christmas Diorama Ornament will look great on a tradition Christmas Tree or an Aluminum POM-POM Tree. A great ornament to add to your vintage Christmas Ornament Collection. I have take 10 photos of this ornament please take a look at all photos and also.
Enlarge them to get a better idea of the condition of this ornament. This beautiful and RARE Italian Diorama is not new and has been used. It was manufactured in the 1950's. It will show signs of usage, storage and aging. There will be scratches, discolorations and oxidation of the paint.
The pike and hanger will also show signs of aging in the way of darkening/oxidation. This is expected in vintage Christmas Ornaments. There are no chips or cracks. The pike and hanger are in good condition.
Most people who get the bug for collecting Vintage Christmas Ornaments start out with the easy tree ornaments and other Christmas collectibles. Often handed down from grandparents and parents.
Others find a collection at a tag or yard sale and so it begins. You add one or several ornaments. Each year and slowly the collection begins.
The joy is in fact actually being able to display your Vintage Christmas Ornament Collection each year and eventually passing them down to your own. They also make cherished Christmas gifts that can last an entire lifetime when given by one family member to another. Glass Christmas Tree Ornaments from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's are by far extremely popular these days with collectors.
As low as twenty dollars all the way up to several hundred dollars for some of the rarer pieces. Because these are true relics from the past, all have some signs of wear which may include light scratches, surface wear, spots of paint loss and. This is part of the vintage charm! There is never a charge for supplies such as paper, ink, tape, bubblewrap, peanuts, boxes, etc. Even if its one penny...There you will find many beautiful and unique Antique and Vintage Christmas Tree Ornaments. Italy, Germany, Poland and Austria. There are some rare Shiny Brite, Corning. Premier Glass Works vintage ornaments as well as many other wonderful ornaments. Please use the link below.
Australia Africa Asia Middle East Central America and Caribbean Canada. South America Europe Oceania Southeast Asia North America. I have had a very bad experience with an Ebayer from out of the continental United States. The item "RARE VTG ITALIAN DIORAMA FLYING SANTA SLED REINDEER HOUSE TREES Green background" is in sale since Tuesday, July 2, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Nativity Items". The seller is "olde_time_christmas" and is located in Bronx, New York.
This item can be shipped to United States.