Pipka Cornish Santa Figurine Sculpture Retired NEW

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 30,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

Pipka Cornish Santa Pipka Cornish Santa Is a Limited Edition Issue from 2007, Retired October 15, 2008, which makes it a treasured piece of art. Each piece comes signed and numbered within its certificate of authenticity in its original gift box. The Cornish Santa is named "Tas Nadelik, which is a Celtic name that embodies the spirit of the Cornish People. Santa is dressed in his pure white outfit while he seems to beckon to the miners working underground in the dart and dirty mines to come outside "with me and let's walk in the fresh air along the Cornish coastline". Fishing boats are in the waters by his feet, and he carries a simple tree and a sprig of mistletoe is carries in his hood. Santa's sack is filled with Cornish culture of miner's lamps, steam engine, pastries and pirate dolls. He has a crow like bird riding on his shoulder with a orange beak, known as a Cornish Chough. The car that is following him is representative of the legend of the "Mousehole Lights" which is a Cornish Legend about the fishing village of Mousehole, in Cornwall. This piece is from the Memories of Christmas Pipka Collection, and is a true piece of art. Santa measures approximately 10.75" tall and would make a great gift for the Santa collector. It is so beautiful, if you so desire, you can displayed him all year round, not just at the holiday season. He is brand new in his original box, and will be packaged very carefully to arrive safely when shipped to you.

A little information about the artist Pipka:

Pipka was born in Germany and at the age of five, after World War II, she moved with her family to America and settled in North Dakota. At an early age her artistic talent was inspired by the old world traditions on her annual visits to see family in Germany.

In her early twenties, Pipka explored the Bavarian painting style of Bauermalerei which to us is known as peasant painting. By then, she had moved to Minneapolis, and she opened her first workshop t teaching Bauermalerei classes and painting furniture.

Pipka moved to Door County, Wisconsin, an artist and musicians community, and she opened her first gallery. Her gallery has been very successful over the years...many years ago while sitting in her studio, Pipka created an old world Santa as a gift for her mother, and so began her love for old world Father Christmas images. She has studied and researched the many cultural traditions of how other countries celebrate Christmas and the tradition of Father Christmas.

Pipka became involved in 1995 with Prizm, Inc., and since the introduction of her designs and limited edition figurines and Santas, collectors throughout the country and the world have enthusiastically embraced her work. Today Pipka is travelling, designing, researching and painting her wonderful richly detailed Santas for all to enjoy.

I just received Pipka's Christmas letter win she states " You, dear collectors, have given us another wonderful year of collecting and supporting our Pipka collectibles. Our goal was always to be in existence for 100 years, like old European companies who don't build their business on trends but rather on quality, tradition and always, customer service. I feel so honored and blessed to be doing something I love and meeting the most wonderful people at the same time. Thank you."

I love her approach to life, and just had to share that with you.., Merry Christmas to all!

This wonderful collection of Pipka Santas continues to grow after their first appearance in 1995. At that time six highly detailed resin Santas were introduced. Since then collectors around the world have been enhanced by these Father Christmas images, stories, history and myths created with each design.

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