This wonderful figure of Santa Claus is referred to by collector's as a Woodcutter Santa. Characterized by their short coats and pants, they can be found in a variety of colors and materials. The one I am showing here is the most common, although still difficult to find. He stands 12" high and wears a red coat with blue pants. His face, hands and boots are all composition and he holds a feather tree in his right hand. A rabbit fur beard, moustache and a beautifully painted face make this guy even more collectible.
Opening at the waist, he reveals a compartment for candy. What is always amazing to me is that this magnificent container wasn't even the focus of the gift. The candy that was concealed inside was the real prize! These containers were meant to amuse, entertain and then be discarded leading to why they are so scarce and sought after by today's collectors.
This container can be found in the shoppe section of the website. If you would like more information or photos, please email me.