Rats under the Christmas tree? Well, for these I would make an exception. This pair of life-size papier-mache rats would have been filled with candy and sweets for the children. The tails, the whiskers, the mouths, the beady eyes . . . no one but the Germans could create something as wonderful (yes, wonderful!) as these candy containers, ca. 1900-1910.
Welcome to Living Tastefully’s “Antique of the Week” page. Our love of antiques is reflected in every aspect of our everyday lives. We are passionate about collecting and also love functional antiques that can actually be used and not only admired. Hopefully we can inspire you to incorporate antiques in your home and your life to add charm and beauty to your surroundings.