Antique German Belsnickel Santa Claus Figure Father Christmas Doll. He is 6.5 tall.He has rabbit face on beard with beard is in good condition. In his right hand he is hold a Goose feather Christmas tree but part of the tree is missing a just a few branches are there with the wire. Old red wool coat and pants are navy blue. Years ago they used old clothing make there clothing for German Belsnickel Santa Figures. On the legs there is black boots that show wear and on Right hand there is some wear. From the waist up the body and hands are made of composition and legs and arms do move some.
There is wear and he is not perfect for his age condition is good. I looked him up in in Christmas book and They were made in Germany between 1870's and World War 1. They are hollow cast in two molds then thin layer of plaster and some were use for candy containers and decorations for fire place mantles and table tops. The name Belsnickle is German word for Santa Claus or Father Christmas.
Belsnickles are uncommon and rare so sometimes prices are very high. Lights and Decorations My book I used for Christmas information is Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations by George Johnson. I describe every thing as I see it I can not describe no more no less. Questions are important I ask fair market price but I will consider reasonable offer.
It's Good to be back Thanks for stooping bye Come again....... The item "Antique German Belsnickle Santa Claus Figure Father Christmas Belsnickel Doll" is in sale since Monday, June 27, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Vintage (Pre-1946)\Figures\Santa".The seller is "shabbymountainblues" and is located in Hazel Park, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.