What does Christmas smell like? The fragrance of the fresh pine tree fills the air as loved ones decorate their Christmas tree. Before Christmas dinner the aroma of turkey and dressing waft through the house. The oven is on, and smell of gingerbread tops all that is special about the holiday season.
Gingerbread is a familiar treat in many countries, and although Germany is best known for its gingerbread, this spicy delicacy history goes back to the Middle East and France. Santa represents all of the nationalities, so this Gingerbread Santa brings gingerbread cookies to hang on trees in homes everywhere. Santa is coming to town.
“As I child I loved visiting my Oma, Grandmother, in Germany where we would visit the many bakeries. With my Oma I would enjoy a big cup of hot cocoa and gingerbread. Walking the streets of Munich, especially at Christmastime, would be a feast for the senses, with gingerbread smells throughout the air.” – Pipka
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The Gingerbread Santa is a very rare piece and this one in particular. It is a sample proof. The Gingerbread Santa was one of the first sculpts in the premier collection of Pipka Collectibles, which was launched in 1995.
With many pieces the bell is missing, so to find it intact is a great treasure.
The sample proof is one of five samples Pipka would receive to inspect and approve production on her limited-edition pieces.
This 11” limited edition pieces was limited to 3600 pieces and five sample proofs. Comes with original box, though box is a little roughed up.
Gingerbread Santa 1995 collection (Sample Proof) Signed