Circa: 1930 Country of Origin: Germany Manufacturer: Pre War German Import
This 1930s Germany silvered glass Christmas ornament is Santa Holding Basket With Folded Hands, number 9073 in Lightner's Christmas Rarities book of antique German ornaments. It's just over 3-1/4 inches high. Santa wears a white fur trimmed red coat and has the gold basket over one arm. His mustache looks painted black in a Fu Manchu style, but I believe it's just a random coincidence that the inner mercury silvering happened to darken in that area. There is very minor wear to the red paint, not bad for an ornament of this age and mostly occurring to the back. No chips, breaks, or damage.