Large Handmade Rustic Santa Claus in Sleigh • Vintage 16″ Art Doll
Add rustic charm with this detailed vintage 16″ tall handmade Santa art doll in his wooden sleigh. His original tag identifies his creator as Phyllis from Wabasha Mercantile in Minnesota and details the many hand-crafted and artisanal materials which she used to create him. Bundled up in fine woven wools and sheepskin for colder climes, this Up North St. Nicholas doll holds leather reins with sleigh bells in one mittened hand while the other holds onto a teddy bear wearing a striped knit stocking cap. Fine wool suiting fabric forms his lap robe. Santa’s eyes and nose peek out above a thick curly sheep’s wool beard and below a dark green wool stovepipe hat. His unvarnished sleigh is filled with goodies that include a painted wooden rocking horse, blocks and a small Ark. Smaller gifts and bags (some of them loose) are tucked everywhere, with a small bottlebrush tree and a hand-painted ball poking out of one.
CONDITION: Very good vintage condition with original tag, this is old-like-new and very gift-worthy. Please examine all of the photo close-ups to appreciate all of the detailing on this figurine.
DIMENSIONS: 16″ tall to top of Santa’s hat; 16″ long x 6 1/2″ wide
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