THIS SANTA IS TRULY A WORK OF ART!! This unbelievable Russian Santa Claus is hand carved and hand painted creating this breathtaking work of art. Santa's cloak is beautifully hand painted in reds, greens, tans, whites and golds. Santa's face is incredibly realistic and he seems to have a couple of sprigs of holly and berries caught in his beard! This statue has charming scenes painted on both the front and back - the scene on the front is that of three little girls all bundled up against the cold while one of them feeds a little squirrel from a basket of nuts. The scene on the back is that of a couple of women with their arms full of gifts while a little girl rides on a sled. Santa's cloak and cap are edged with green, red, and gold edging along with holly, berries, and bells. Santa's cloak, cap and staff are all highlighted with metallic gold paint which causes this statue to shimmer under the lights! Santa is holding a fantastic walking staff that is painted on both sides with squirrels in one hand and a treasure chest in the other. SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW. 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! (Note: These are not molded or mass produced as are some molded resin Santas from China. All our Russian Santas are hand carved from Linden Wood and no two are ever identical!) This Grandfather Frost is made in Sergei Posad, Russia, and is signed by the artist. The Santa measures approximately 18.5 inches tall (to the top of his staff) by approximately 9 inches across.
TRULY A COLLECTORS PIECE TO BE HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION!
THANK YOU FOR VISITING Gr8RussianStuff
SATISFACTION 100% GUARANTEED OR YOUR PURCHASE PRICE REFUNDED