This Santa is 23 years old and has held up well, however any items such as the glitter, faux snow, fabric fibers or real wool beard will naturally shed as expected. You may also see glue residue in the making.Father Christmas/St Nicholas Old World Natural Theme with standing child doll dressed in foreign dress holding a wooden clock, Santa's other arm holds a boy doll, some type of toy instrument. Hand stitched patchwork quilt garb, crocheted hat & real suede fabric shoes, fur are some of the fabrics in the making. An old tapestry purse is Santas bag (this opens as shown with mirror inside) & beaded belt bucket. The fluffy snow fluff on the wood base is old and tattered from age. Glitter in spots to mimic snow.
All items used in the making of her beautiful Santa are antique or vintage, so it will naturally have an aged or folk art appearance, which enhances her creations & gets better as the years pass. Most collectors hand these Santa's down for generations. Traditionally Stolz makes about 50 one-of-a-kind Santas, dresses them in vintage fabric... From her web site: Artist Maria Stolz Santas have been a Christmas tradition for 25 years, and continues every Holiday to delight families all over the world. Each Maria Stolz Santa is hand crafted in the United States using the finest silks, furs, wools, and mohair.Faces are hand molded out of clay! During the past 25 years, Maria Stolz's Santas and other dolls have been featured at Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D. American Folk Art Museum, New York City; The Biltmore House in Asheville, N.
American Christmas Museum, Chadds Ford, Penn. Atlanta Toy and Doll Museum, Atlanta; the John Phillip Sousa House; a window display at Rockefeller Center, N. 1991; and appeared in magazine articles in Southern Living, Southern Accents, Better Homes and Gardens, Colonial Homes, Country Living, Chicago Home and Garden, Early American Life, The New Jersey Star Ledger, Collector's Showcase, and Inside Collector. THANKS FOR LOOKING AND SHOPPING WITH ME.
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The item "OOAK 19 Santa Claus Doll by Maria Stolz USING Antique FABRIC Fur Beads Purse" is in sale since Tuesday, November 08, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Current (1991-Now)\Figures\Santa". The seller is "uptopar" and is located in Bath, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.