Weihnachtsmann Holding Rabbit

VFA Nr. 558

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Description

Chalkware 8.75 in
Made in United States (1991)
Year Issued: 1991 at $120.00

In the German speaking countries like Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Christmas Day is commonly observed as Weihnachten which includes events like Advent. During this celebration, it’s common that children return home from Church service’s nativity play and have to wait to enter their living room until a bell is rung. The bell celebrates the departure of Weihnachtsmann. The children enter the living room to see a Christmas tree, decorated with lit candles, with gifts under it. In some traditions, Weihnachtsmann will deliver the gifts to the children but will require them to sing a Christmas song.

In the Vaillancourt tradition, this Weihnachtsmann has arrived in beautiful browns, reds, and yellows and is presenting a toy rabbit to the good boys and girls of the house. Although simple in its decoration, the unique shape and faec is sure to inspire the celebrations of Weihnachten.

This piece has been re-issued for our 30th anniversary in 2014, with only 30 having been made available.

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.