Vaillancourt Gold Santa with Cloved Oranges
A golden santa with red mittens carries an armload (and pocketload!) of clove-speckled oranges, perfect for a Christmas centerpiece. 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 Vaillancourt chalkware figurines reflects the collections of Colonial Williamsburg's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. 8"H.
- Collectible Santa figurine
- Adapted from antique chocolate molds
- Designed by Judi Vaillancourt
- Hand-painted chalkware
- Made in USA
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
Dust using a soft dry cloth. Store in cool dry place. Avoid direct contact with moisture or water.
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.