There is so much to contemplate on this piece! It is tall, about 8.5 inches, with Santa standing inside a chimney. I think it came this way; I don't believe it was put together later. I did poke inside, and Santa is on a disk. Underneath the disk is some really old, browned newspaper stuffed tight, in Japanese.So that leads me to believe he was made to look this way. It is a really wonderful piece, that is sure to get lots of comments! It is a great mid century modern piece.