Yellow Santa with Gaoler’s Lantern

VFA Nr. 2006-55, Exclusive

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Description

Chalkware 6 in
Made in United States (2006)
Seasons: Winter
Year Issued: 2006 at $115.00, for Colonial Williamsburg

Designed especially for Williamsburg, this Santa is part of a chalkware series reflecting Colonial Williamsburg’s holiday traditions. He carries our Travis House lantern, a style of gaoler’s (jailer’s) lantern, and wears a cloak in distinctively colonial yellow. Filled with a plaster compound instead of chocolate, antique confectionery molds produce delightful collectible figurines, each cast by hand.

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.