This Williamsburg-exclusive chalkware collectible from Vaillancourt features a springtime Santa wearing mint green and carrying a blue floral sack containing two bunnies and a little lamb. Each Vaillancourt piece is hand-made from a 19th-century chocolate mold. 7"H. Hand-painted.
Made from 19th-century chocolate mold
Made in USA
The tradition of chalkware figurines reflects the collections of Colonial Williamsburg's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Each piece begins in an antique chocolate mold from the Vaillancourt collection but is then re-sculpted with a Colonial Williamsburg holiday motif. A new mold, made from the re-sculpted piece, 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 and the festivity of Colonial Williamsburg's holiday season.