Department 56 Dickens' Village 2016 Holiday Specials Dickens' Village, Christmas Sweets Lighted Building #4054961.
Part of the Dickens' Village Series from Department 56. Victorian England at the time of Charles Dickens was a center of culture for the world, where many traditions we celebrate today took shape.
During the Dickensian times in London, Chocolate was a luxury. Ingredients such as cocoa and sugar were imported from the far reaches of the powerful British Empire. Most likely, commoners enjoyed the sweet confection only during special occasions such as Christmastide. How appropriate that a chocolatier would be an elegant, upscale building that would serve the crown (noted by the Royal Crest included in the decal art of the building). Giant molded chocolate Santa's capture the attention of a young boy and his pup, hand and paws on the window indicate their anticipation of a sweet treat.
Coordinates with 4054964 Dickens' Village, Sidewalk Sweets accessory figurine.
Electrical: Standard cord and bulb. Replacement Bulb: 56.99244.
Attachment: "Nibs and Walnut Fine Chocolate to the Queen" hanging sign.
Brand: Department 56
Series: 2016 Holiday Specials
Issued: May 2016
Retired: December 2016
Material: Made of zinc alloy, porcelain, and plastic
Dimensions: 7.28" H x 6.7" W x 6.5" L