Circa: 1939 Country of Origin: Germany Manufacturer: Pre War German Import
Here's a wonderful, must-have vintage Christmas tree topper for those who love and collect those vintage diorama indent ornaments with figures or scenes inside. It's a 12-1/2 inch silvered glass spire with a thin hard plastic Belsnickle type Santa Claus with lantern figure in the center indent of the 2-3-/4 inch diameter center ball. The recessed center indent is mirror-like silver to reflect light. The spire tip and base are silver, the main ball or bulb is peacock blue with white mica glitter in a snow-frosted pattern with snowflakes on the back. The tree top decoration has a paper label reading "Germany" at the base and comes in a plain manila covered box also marked Germany.
The topper is in very good vintage condition with no chips or breaks. There is typical wear to the inner silvering at the base where it slips over the top tree branch. There is also some wear to the white mica glitter snowflakes and some blue finish wear at the back of the center bulb. The box is intact with a grease pencil price of 79 cents on one end.