This lovely Russian hand carved Santa Claus is hand painted in reds with white and gold accents and the beautiful scene on the front of this Santa's cloak. The scene is that of a ballerina looking out over the water towards the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg with a little Nutcracker statue at her feet. Santa has a very sweet expression on his face and is holding a large decorated Christmas tree on his shoulders. This Santa is lightly lacquered so it is easily cleaned and protected. The solid linden wood is dried for almost 2 years before it is carved so it will last a lifetime. Linden wood was once used to make drafting boards because it is so stable once it is properly dried. It does not warp, change shape, or crack and this artistic piece will bring enjoyment for a lifetime! (Please Note: These are not molded or mass produced as are some molded resin Santas from China. All Russian Santas are hand carved from Linden Wood and no two are ever identical!) This Grandfather Frost (as he is called in Russia) is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and is signed by the artist. The Santa measures just over 6.5 inches tall by 4 inches across.
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