He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.
The National Potteries Corporation (Napco) of Bedford, Ohio was founded in 1938. Napco imported porcelain collectibles from Japan and they proved to be very popular. The porcelain Napco Spaghetti Santas were produced from 1947-1955.
White “spaghetti” trim was used as the fur for the ceramic Santas, which were painted red, black and beige after the ceramics items were baked. The series was produced as collectibles, such as banks; salt and pepper shakers, planters, Santa figurines, angel figurines, candy dishes. They were trimmed with holly, golden bells, red ribbon, golden stars and accents.
Condition is very important, especially with the spaghetti trim and the paint. The items should not be scrubbed, since the paint is easily removed.
Because of fond Christmas memories from my childhood, I’ve always got Spaghetti Santas in my store. They range from 4 to 10 inches in height. They’ll make you smile!