Item/Description: Vintage 1992 RETIRED Department 56/Dept. 56 “The Original Snow Village - ‘Village Vet and Pet Shop’" hand-painted ceramic building, Model #5427-5, in its original box (NO switched cord or bulb).
Product Model #: #5427-5
Special Attributes (Dept. 56 Collector Research Information):
The front side of the building is delightfully decorated and meticulously detailed.
There are two picture windows through which are visible this adorable imagery:
1) A pair of cats, a trio of puppy dogs, and a Christmas tree. The dogs are innocently standing up behind a white picket fence and facing the window, while the kitties are mischievously sizing up the Christmas tree & its ornaments in the background. A sign beneath this window reads “Puppies & Kittens”.
2) Three exotic birds/parrots sitting in bird cages and a tree, alongside a bowl filled with three swimming goldfish. A sign beneath this window reads “Birds and Fish”.
There is precious 3-dimensional figural dog sitting on the steps/stoop adjacent to the front door. A sign on the door reads “Dr. Caine D.V.M.”, and above the front door area is an awning with a sign that reads “Pet Shop”.
Excerpted Hang Tag Packaging Information/Product Details: “Snow Village Dept. 56. This is one of the many models available from The Original Snow Village by Department 56, Inc. Traditionally, several pieces are retired from the collection each year as newer designs are introduced. All lighted pieces are crafted of ceramic and handpainted to depict the nostalgic charm of an olden day village. These lighted pieces along with a delightful collection of characters and accessories have taken their place in the ever-growing collection of The Original Snow Village. This model is titled ‘Village Vet & Pet Shop’ - Made Exclusively for Department 56, Inc. 1992".
Age/Period: Vintage - 1992 (1990s)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin:
*Underside of building is incised-stamped: “The Original Snow Village - ‘Village Vet and Pet Shop’ - Department 56, Inc. 1992”.
*Paper label on underside of building reads: “Made in China Exclusively for Department 56 Inc. - The Original Snow Village".
*Box exterior states: “The Original Snow Village - ‘Village Vet and Pet Shop’ - Hand-painted Ceramic - Made Exclusively for Department 56, Inc. #5427-5”.
*Styrofoam protective insert is marked “5427-5".
Material(s)/Format: Handpainted ceramic.
Size/Measurements: 6"H x 6 ½"W x 5 ½”Deep
Quantity: One (1)
Original Box/Packaging/Documentation/Inserts/Accessories: This item comes with its original outer box; interior Styrofoam fitted storage insert; original hang tag (NO switched cord or bulb).
*Main body of building (decorative, upper portion - everything above the underside) remains in “like new” condition, exhibiting no nicks, chips, cracks, breaks, repairs or paint loss on any of its upper decorative body! White underside base of building exhibits a couple of teensy scuff/rub marks/grazes.
*Box remains in very good+ condition, with outer cardboard sleeve-wrap still completely intact, albeit evincing some edge/corner wear. The residue of a paper label/price sticker is present on the lower left corner of the “picture image” portion of the box.
*Styrofoam protective fitted insert is in excellent, intact condition.
***PLEASE NOTE: There is no switch cord or bulb!
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