This grand Vaillancourt Charles Robb Chalkware Santa is beautifully hand-painted and has a crackle glaze. He carries fruit in one pocket and a bright-eyed possum in the other. “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” is inscribed on his pack. Designed exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg, hand-crafted and meticulously hand-painted in the USA. Signed “Vaillancourt” and dated.
- Vaillancourt Chalkware Santa
- Created from original folk art attributed to Charles Robb
- Measures 16"H - the largest in our collection!
- A Colonial Williamsburg exclusive
- Made by hand in Pennsylvania, USA
This Charles Robb Chalkware Santa is proudly adapted by Vaillancourt folk art from a white pine sculpture credited to Charles Robb (1855-1904) in the collection of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum at Colonial Williamsburg (object #1961.705.1). For more than 40 years, Santa’s kindly grin greeted a Lutheran congregation in New York City—Robb’s hometown. His pack held programs, sermons, and notices of interest. See the original in our digital collections.