ANTIQUE 26" VICTORIAN STYLE SEATED SANTA with TOY WREATH AND BOY

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 04, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

ANTIQUE 26" VICTORIAN STYLE SEATED SANTA with TOY WREATH AND BOY

26" LARGE Victorian STYLE SANTA

Made by this artist. He measures 14 in tall from his rump up and 12" long to his feet. Were he able to stand and greet you, he would be 26" ! This santa'S hands are made with the antique mold, recently brought home from Germany. The hand mold is the mold that was used on german produced santas during the years, 1900-1920. A clay paper mache slip was poured into the molds to get the form, then and now. I am sooo thrilled how they came out! They go all the way up to his elbows and have wonderful deep pocket to secure the armature for the arms, super sturdy and SUPER OLD GENUINE GERMAN hand forms. Santa is well constructed of solid and sturdy materials, he is completely armatured and wears german paper mache boots. Every part of his body will twist, bend and turn. I guarantee all my bodies to last the life of ownership and more... His pants are gold velvet, his jacket is an upholstery weight gold, tan and brown velvet. It is scrumptious to the touch. His collar is a stunning black rabbit fur. He is sporting a leather tan belt around the outside of his coat and it is laden with antique monopoly toy peices. His face is made from clay. It is sculpted, dried then painted. "Undercoated" sheeps wool tufted beard and eyebrows and
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