Colonial Santa with Lantern

VFA Nr. 14071

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Description

Chalkware 1.25 lbs 2.75 × 4 × 9 in
Made in United States (2014)
Seasons: Winter
Year Issued: 2014 at $180.00, for Colonial Williamsburg

Wearing a green coat and red mittens, this charming collectible Santa will stay warm on a cold winter night. He carries a gold lantern to light his way. In centuries past, lanterns were crucial for safe travel when there was no moonlight. Though Santa Claus did not become part of New World Christmas traditions until the 19th century, this Santa figurine takes artistic license to cheerfully honor St. Nick. Many examples of chalkware and Santa chocolate molds can be found in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections. This jolly fellow is ready to share these traditions with you.

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.