Saint Nicholas has a rare Blue Coat, St. Nick and the horse are both candy containers.
The old carriage looks like a salesman sample because of all the details it has on it including a working canopy and lanterns that once lit up. There is old wiring under the fabric to these lanterns with mica type shades.
The wheels with spokes are beautifully made. There is minor wear to the buggy, one arm to the canopy is wired together, one horn is wires on and moves sideways, the other is soldered on. The fabric shows light staining, the dk brown fabric has replaced at the seat, and floor, just loose to see wiring. The carriage measures 10 1/2" tall x 14" long, the horse measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/2".St Nick is 7 tall and is in good condition with his Germany sticker on his boot, candy container nice & clean. The basket has cracks & wear, chip to the backside of his boot.
The horse is flocked, the candy container is clean, marked 20 on each side. He has one leg glued where it cracked, otherwise very nice! I try to list all the flaws, please see photos. Santa fits perfectly into the base of the carriage, or can freely stand next to the horse.I took photos of the canopy top opened & closed. I did take many more photos, please ask any questions. I do not see any markings on the carriage. This is a rare find for collector of early German Christmas!
The item "Antique Rare Blue Santa Horse Christmas Salesman Sample Carriage Candy Cont" is in sale since Saturday, December 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Vintage (Pre-1946)\Figures\Santa". The seller is "renoradtke" and is located in Shiocton, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.