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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 22, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House

WONDERFUL Retro-Style Reindeer Figurine from Prominent American Folk Artist, Cody Foster! Great Size for Putz Villages!
This is another MAGICAL winter creation from the amazing folk art studio of ~Cody Foster and Co.~ (formerly known as ~Backporch Friends) and part of Cody Foster's ~Holiday Adornments~ collection. This lovely ~Pink Reindeer with Wreath~ is part of his very popular line of vintage and Retro-style holiday folk art and reintroduced for the 2005 holiday season. It is a genuine, authorized reproduction of Cody Foster's original art work. This wonderful composition creature is decorated in soft pastel tones; lovingly distressed, and completely encrusted with sparkling mica flakes. He would be a delightful addition to any Folk Art collection and a wonderful Christmas decoration!

This magical Reindeer is 4½-inches tall. He is 5-inches long ~ from nose to tail. The oval composition base upon which he stands is 4¼-inches long and almost 1½-inches wide. The piece is crafted in the old German style and tradition of celluloid holiday ornaments. Reindeer of all sizes were among the most popular Christmas pieces. This fellow looks like he was made in an original mold.

I was enchanted by this lovely woodland creature the minute that I saw him! He is absolutely

The Reindeer's composition base is pale pink and heavily dusted with mica. It is molded to resemble drifted snow, and a shallow tree stump rises from its center.

This Reindeer is bedecked for Christmas with a lovely Bottle Brush Wreath around his neck, Just like a vintage piece, the Wreath is fashioned from genuine sisal around a twisted wire ring. It is hand dyed a lovely shade of forest green and decorated with metallic balls, silk roses, and sprigs of gilded fern. The balls resemble tiny mercury glass ornaments in wonderful, jewellike shades of fuchsia and turquoise. The roses are fashioned like tiny, vintage millinery roses in luscious shades of pink, pale green, french blue, and peach. Last, but least, the Wreath is dusted with white, gesso flocking to give it a snow frosted appearance.

This imported piece is brand new and unused. It comes with its original hang tag. It is in MINT condition and ready for your holiday decorating! Lovingly distressed, its sparkling finish and soft, muted colors give this Reindeer a very "antique" or "vintage" feel and appearance. This piece would fit beautifully into a "Shabby," "Cottage Chic," "Country Primitive," or "Garden Style" home. And, what a wonderful way to start (or add to) a Cody Foster collection or any Christmas collection! He would be a delightful surprise for a collector of Reindeer, celluloid animals, or Holiday decorations & memorabilia! Cody's work blends beautifully with other primitive folk art and real vintage collectibles. He does a wonderful job of replicating a true "antique" feel and look in his art. I also love the fact that his pieces transcend a specific "holiday look." A piece like this works perfectly displayed throughout the winter. Please see my other auctions for additional pieces from this remarkable collection, including a large Pink Reindeer.

"As a little boy, Foster had spent much of his spare time with his grandmothers, both of whom cr...

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