This absolutely stunning Old World Russian Santa Claus or Grandfather Frost is hand carved and hand painted creating this incredibly realistic looking statuette! Santa's overcoat is painted in deep reds and golds while his cloak is painted in whites and off-whites with gold. In one hand he is holding a brightly lit lantern with a very detailed scenic staff in the other. Santa's costume, as well as his cap and lantern, are painted with raised dots of paint that give texture and Santa has a mail satchel over one shoulder and a bell tied to his sash. Please notice the kindly expression on Santa's very realistic looking face (SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW.) This Santa is very 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! (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 statue is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and is signed and numbered by the artist. The Santa measures approximately 17.25 inches tall (to the top of his staff) by 8.25 inches wide.
THIS SANTA IS NUMBERED 1 OUT OF JUST 1!!
AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING WORK OF ART TO BE HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION!
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