This Vaillancourt Chalkware features a Santa in a gold coat holding a kissing ball. This shimmering Santa will take center stage in your holiday displays with his elaborate coat of gold and painted embroidery of green vines and red berries. This chalkware Santa carries a "kissing ball", a decoration often seen at Colonial Williamsburg during the holiday season. The tradition of Vaillancourt chalkware figurines reflects the collections of Colonial Williamsburg's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.
- Collectible Vaillancourt Santa
- Adapted from antique chocolate molds
- Hand-painted chalkware
- Measures 8"H x 2.75"W x 1.5"D
- 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.