Grandfather Frost

VFA Nr. 509

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Description

Chalkware 8.5 in
Made in United States (1988)
Seasons: Winter
Year Issued: 1988 at $60.00

Dedushka Moroz or Grandfather Frost, with his very long beard ,was introduced during the reign of the Czars He drove a horse drawn sleigh called a Troika and brought gifts at Christmas to children. After the revolution, the communists replaced Christmas with a New Year’s Day celebration. Grandfather Frost, accompanied by the Snow Maiden brought gifts to children at public events. Today the tradition of Grandfather Frost continues.

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.