You are bidding on one SIGNED ARTIST PROOF Pipka Memories 11" Tyrolean Santa Figure. Item #13944. Figure is made of cold cast resin (making it heavy), is handpainted and MIB (mint in box) having not been displayed. Will ship via USPS Flat Rate Service insured. Priority Mail is available at additional charge to buyer upon request. All items sold MIB, please contact us prior to bidding with any questions as all sales are final. Issued 2001 and retired 2003 The Tyrolean Santa wears a deep loden green suit, quilted inside for warmth, trimmed with decorative borders and hearts so popular in Austria. He wears a bright red hat, and on his back a toboggan is laden with Christmas treats. The pleated foil and paper angel is made by children to top the tree. Shiny glass balls of all sizes hang from chandeliers or in windows of Austrian homes, often embellished with dried berries and flowers. Packages are wrapped simply and tied with a gold string. Gingerbread is everyw in Austria at Christmas time and in every shape and form. Gingerbread hearts are given to sweethearts and in Vienna, bakers proudly display gingerbread Lippizan horse and rider. Music and Austria are synonymous but never more so than at Christmas time. The hills really do come alive with music as pageants, concerts and carolers perform everyw The Tyrolean Santa carries a little wooden church, the church of St. Nicholas of Oberndorf w Joseph Mohr, on Christmas Eve in 1818 wrote "Silent Night." This song has touched hearts all over the world and it would not be Christmas without hearing its lovely simple melody.
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