Unusual large paper mache Santa Claus with pack on chimney candy container. This vintage Santa Claus is made of a cardboard-like material that I think is called papermache? Santa has a charming smile on his face as he prepares to go down the chimney with his bag of Christmas treasures. This unique big Santa measures about 9 1/2 inches tall, and is about 6 1/4 inches at the widest point. Santa's clothes are white, with red accents, however, I see red spots here and there throughout the white. I think it was originally meant to be white, and there has been a little fading on the parts that were originally red like the hat. I believe it is all original. This vintage Santa candy container is in very nice condition, but is not perfect. There is some paint loss, paint and paper flecks, wear and tear, and crazing. I see some crazing lines in some of the seams (under back of the hat and under the back of the belt), that look like minor crack lines, and I would call it paper separation due to age, or it was probably like that when made? The back of the boot, and other areas have some wear, and I showed some of this in the photographs. There are no holes, dings, or other major condition issues. This old candy container goes back far enough in age that you can see a hand written price of 10 cents on the bottom. I can imagine this great Santa Claus filled with candy canes greeting the children at Christmas from the fireplace mantle, or under the tree.
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