An intricately carved Russian Santa from solid linden displaying craftsmanship at its finest. In the front, Santa's snow-silver, yellow and gold coat and majestic white with gold fur hat are exquisitely detailed on an intricately dark and light blue, gold and silver dust of leaves and wintry flowers. The colors of the coat change whimsically when you turn the Santa around. A striking sight meets your eyes - pastel gold and blue with silver colors interweave in a complicated and rich pattern. His face is chiseled to perfection, radiating kindness and good will. Unique. 17"H x 8"W
Pavel Nakhimov was one of the most distinguished commanders of the Russian Navy (The Crimean War with Turks, 1853-1856) during the siege of Sebastopol.