Circa: 1930 Country of Origin: Germany Manufacturer: Pre War German Import
This old vintage Santa Claus With Doll & Drum ornament is shown in the book Christmas Rarities, A Pictorial Collection of Rare Antique German Glass Christmas Ornaments. However, the one in the book isn't as well defined as the one I'm selling, nor painted as well - I believe mine is older than the one shown in the book, and certainly nicer looking.
About 3-1/4 inches high, the almost paper-thin glass ornament is silvered with a flesh-painted face and Venetian Dew (tiny beads of glass) on Santa's beard and the fur trim of his coat. He has a green toy sack slung over one shoulder and small drum and doll or tiny child figures embossed across the front of his long red robe. There's a little finish wear and silvering loss as shown but not bad at all for an 80-odd year old ornament. The metal cap is marked Germany.