Large Antique German Wood & Composition Santa Claus Puppet Christmas Ornament
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Large Antique German Wood & Composition Santa Claus Puppet Christmas Ornament:
This is an antique most likely German made wood and composition Santa Claus pull string puppet Christmas ornament . His painted and decorated articulated body is made of thin wood and his head is beautifully made of painted composition or plaster material . This piece was bought along with a large group of German spun cotton ornaments that I sold recently on . When the string that dangles down in the back is pulled his arms and legs go up and down . He measures 10 5/8" tall . He presents himself very well but there are some condition issues . The tips of his boots are missing , there is some material loss to his beard at the bottom and there are some hairline cracks in his face , though the face is stable . Now his head seems to be mostly just a mask as there is no back to his head . I don't think he had a fully formed head but there may be some materials losses the his mask/head in the rear . Take a look at my photos , what do you think ? Overall this is a rare early survivor in very displayable shape being sold As Seen As Is . High offer pays postage .