Brant Point Nantucket Santa

VFA Nr. 13063

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Description

Chalkware 0.9 lbs 3 × 2.5 × 9 in
Made in United States (2013)
Seasons: Summer, Winter
Year Issued: 2013

The 2013 Nantucket piece features a replicate of an engraving of a South-Eastern view of Nantucket, drawn by John Warner Barber. Nantucket was just one of 200 Massachusetts towns featured with an engraved view in the book, Historical Collections, History and Antiquities of EVERY Town in Massachusetts, published in Worcester, Massachusetts by Dorr, Howland & Co. in 1839.

The light house on Brant Point is seen in the distance just above the two men sitting on the shore of the inner harbor. The distinct outlines of the town with its steeples and busy wind-mills contrasts with the gloom which broods over the rolling and roaring ocean concealing the shoals, a dangerous place for vessels unacquainted with its coast.

The blue hydrangea, Nantucket basket, and redware plate are unmistakable icons of this historic New England island.

About Vaillancourt Folk Art

Vaillancourt is a family owned business located in Sutton, Massachusetts and is best known for their handmade and hand painted chalkware figures. These figures are made using vintage and antique chocolate, candy, and ice cream moulds. The Vaillancourt’s have the largest private collection in the USA and have been creating these heirloom masterpieces meant to be passed down from generation to generation since 1984.

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