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Treasure Hunt 12/28/17


01/04/18



Dear Donna,

What can you tell me about this creamer that belonged to my mom? It’s dated on the bottom: December 25, 1913. 
It looks to be all hand painted. I own it now and would like to find it a good home if there is anyone who collects Santas.

Claire from Salem
 
Dear Claire, 
 
Wow! I have to say that is the first one I have seen like it.
Knowing that it is a creamer, I would bet it started off as part of a set that was painted for someone back at the time it was dated. It’s interesting, though, just by itself. You don’t see many older black Santa items.The history of Santa is a very interesting and long. The black Santa is an interesting part of it from the early 1900s into the 1930s.
Your hand-painted creamer was most likely done by a New England artist on a blank creamer. Lots of this kind of painting on china was done here. 
I would say if there are no cracks or damage, your black Santa creamer could be worth over $100 to a Santa collector. Maybe even more? It’s really sweet and I hope you find a good home for it and someone can love it.
Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 

 






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