Vintage Christmas Mesh Bag Candy Container, Santa Claus, Celluloid Face Minty
So, maybe I should describe "minty" as it relates to this antique candy container. It doesn't mean like new - it means that he has no damage or issues. He has "patina" which is the aged look things get over time. If he looked new, he would probably be reproduction. Of course, I haven't seen these reproduced, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened. His mesn is really good - nice and clean with no stains or rips. The mercury glass buttons are darkenened, but there are no breaks.
His little celluloid face is excellent, no breaks, and paint is clean. His little feet are made from composition (or maybe plaster), and are painted.They are so often broken. These are terrific, and even show some white and red striping for what I guess were socks. He is really small - measuring 5. These containers came in all sizes - from really large, all the way down to this size, which I believe is the smallest. He doesn't have arms, but he never did. You won't be disappointed in this fellow.