Santa Claus ornament

Jan 01, 2022. 01:57 UTC
Santa Claus ornament
United States of America


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Santa is 3 inches high. It looks like he is made out of cotton batting with a painted plaster or clay face. His legs are like pipe cleaners. He is worn but sturdy enough to be on our tree again.



My dad had this on his Christmas tree as a boy, which would date it in the 1930s or a bit later.

Answered within about 14 hours
Jan 01, 15:59 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$20 - $30 USD

Insurance Value

$0 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Eden,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal query.
This is a sweet little ornament but likely has much more sentimental value for you based on your family connection than a value on the marketplace.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage primitive chalkware and cloth Santa Claus tree ornament
Possibly Continental (European), early/mid 20th Century
With orange-brown peaked hat with white rim, and orange-brown suit. face is made of chalkware with attached cotton batting beard, legs are made of black pipe-cleaners
3 inches tall
CONDITION: with wear and some losses
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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