The iconic, vintage Santa mug. So many different looks, sizes, and colorations have been produced over the years. The Holt Howard designs of the 40's were the original mugs. No matter the design, these vintage, jolly faced mugs only grow in popularity each Christmas season.
Frog Hollow vintage decor is happy to be offering this unique yet adorable version of the Santa mug. The shown price is for the purchase of one mug. There are a total of 4 mugs each with its own story. Please view closely the photos for inspection as these mugs are old and have some wear. Details are-
- mug A is 4” x 3”, has 2 hairline cracks on the interior backside of the mug but do not show on the outside; there is a small chip on the front lip edge and one flea bite spot on a cheek; one ear has a manufacturing difference from the other ear; mug appears to be glazed and painted with a white spot on the red handle
- mug B is 4" x 3", has 3 hairline cracks on the interior backside of the mug but do not show on the outside; there is a chip missing from the interior back lip edge and a chip by one eye; one ear has a manufacturing difference from the other ear; mug appears to be glazed and painted
- mug C is 4" x 3", just like Humpty Dumpty this mug had a great fall in its previous life and was put back together again- see photo; there are 2 hairline cracks on the front of the mug that show through; mug appears to be glazed and painted. Mug C comes with a white bottle brush tree to hide the scars of his past life- see photo
- mug D is 4" x 3"; has a crack on the front that shows through the front- see photo; has some crazing; mug appears to be glazed and painted
The majority of the items used for the vignettes are antiques or thrift store finds and not reproductions. Ironstone dishes and other antiques have the built in character of crazing, minor chips, browning and other signs of use through the years. This authentic look of age and wear all lends itself to the romance of french country or the comfort of farmhouse bringing character and charm to your home.