I have no upcoming auctions to choose from this week so how about a Christmas flashback! This little gem came to us from the collection of Richard and Joan Smith, legendary Lancaster County, Pennsylvania collectors – dealers who had a fantastic eye for early Pennsylvania Germanic arts. Undoubtedly, I will talk about other items that came from this fantastic collection in future posts as the material was impeccable. In going with the Christmas feel I chose lot #391, a German belsnickle Santa. This figure is wearing a white and gold mica flaked robe with yellow flocked trim and is wearing a crown. Standing a little over 9” tall, this Santa certainly delivered. The crown was most unusual and helped push the bidding to over $4,500.
Want to collect Native American pottery but don’t know where to start? Christmas shopping after Christmas?