"Vladimir the Saint", Russian Santa, s41, 18.5", Unique

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"Vladimir the Saint", Russian Santa, s41, 18.5", Unique

"A lively and intricately carved Russian Santa Claus Father Frost. A rich silver filigree entwines in ruby white and blue accents on the front of the Santa's coat, ivory trimming reaching down to his feet with a matching fur hat. The scene is one of brightness, reminiscent of morning. From the back, it is as if evening descends - the coat is dusky with muted silver patterns exploding into the darkness like stars. The Santa holds a large and looks like very heavy bag of toys and a branch-like wooden staff in heavily mitten hands to keep warm in the cold Russian winters! A Santa in the midst of bringing joy - this remarkable piece of art is rich in detail, designed with brilliant craftsmanship, and hand carved and hand painted. Signed by renowned artist, Rasskazova, this piece is brimming with warmth and holiday cheer to brighten your home this Christmas season." The pictures just partly give justice to this remarkable piece! The carver was drying this linden wood log winding out moisture for almost four years outside his house in the village of Bogorodskoye before he carved out of it this magnificent statue.
18.5"H x 10"W x 13"D

SKU: s41
Retail Price: $5,500.00