Jultomten with Hands Behind Back

VFA Nr. 9948

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Description

Chalkware 5.5 in
Made in United States (1999)
Seasons: Winter
Year Issued: 1999 at $70.00

In Scandinavian countries the Christmas Eve gift giver is the Jultomten or Christmas Gnome. Originally a goblin who brought good or bad luck to farmers; he became popular as the gift giver in the 19th century with illustrations by Jenny Nystrom of the poem Little Vigg’s Christmas Eve by Viktor Rydberg. Our Tomten is 5’’ tall and dressed in a green jacket, red cap and striped leggings.

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.