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Vaillancourt Gold Santa

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∙Collectable Santa figurine
∙Adapted from antique chocolate molds
∙Designed by Judi Vaillancourt
∙Hand-painted chalkware
∙ 7"H
∙Made in USA
∙WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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A charming addition to your holiday collection, this collectible chalkware Santa wears a luxurious golden hat and fur-trimmed cloak. Rows of holly leaves and berries decorate his attire, just as these elements adorn the mantels, windows, and doors of Historic Area homes throughout the holiday season. Add an interpretive colonial accent to your Christmas décor with this collectible Vaillancourt chalkware gold Santa.

While both the idea of Santa Claus and decorating the home are not true to Williamsburg in the 18th century, they are a fun, romanticized idea of what Christmas could have been like in that place and time. The tradition of chalkware figurines reflects the collections of Colonial Williamsburg's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. 7"H
Santa Claus did not become part of New World Christmas traditions until the 19th century; this Santa figurine reflects the collections of the award-winning Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum — the oldest institution in the United States dedicated solely to the collection and preservation of American folk art.

Each Vaillancourt piece made exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg begins with an antique chocolate mold that is re-sculpted with a Colonial Williamsburg holiday motif. The new mold is filled with a plaster-like substance and dried. The resulting chalkware is then hand-painted, bringing to life the mold maker's intricate artistry combined with the festivity of Colonial Williamsburg's holiday season.

Dust using a soft dry cloth.
Store in cool dry place.
Avoid direct contact with moisture or water.

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