German pewter figures have a long history. This pewter Santa is by a German company called Wilhelm Schweitzer, south of Munich. It has been in business in the same family for over two hundred years. Every year this company designs a new Santa figure. Each pewter Santa is cast by hand in a special mold carved out of slate, then cast by hand, cleaned up by hand, and painted by hand.
Each Santa comes in a lovely box with layers of foam to protect it. This Santa is four inches tall (10 cm.).