PLEASE TAKE A BIT OF TIME TO VISIT OUR STORE & CHECK OUT OUR OTHER ITEMS! YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED! FAITH WICK, WICKET ORIGINALS, MR. MISTLETOE WITH EXTRUDED PORCELAIN HAIR, MOLDED SANTA HAT, & HOLLY LEAF/BERRY ADORNMENT , Limited Edition 1/100, 1980. HE IS PART OF OUR 30+ YEAR COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL DESIGNS FROM FAMOUS CHARACTER ARTISANS OF WHICH FAITH WICK IS ONE.In 1978, Faith formed Wicket Originals, a cottage industry composed of fine craftsmen around the United States, offering fine quality, original, dressed sculptures in VERY LIMITED editions to the discerning collector. Faith would sculpt the original "Little Person" character/doll in clay, then a "master mold maker" would create a mold into which the "porcelain artisan" would pour the porcelain "slip" to obtain the "greenware" which, after careful cleaning, would be fired in a kiln. Next would come the porcelain painter, body maker, costume maker, wig maker, &, where necessary, the leatherworker, weaver, metal worker, glass blower, woodworker, & any other artisans required to complete the piece. Within a few years, EFFANBEE Doll Company asked her to design dolls for them, & her career took on the new dimension of designing dolls & giftware for not only EFFANBEE, but also ENESCO, SILVESTRI/BALOS, DAKIN, DOLLSPART, & others. The Founder of the National Institute of American Doll Artists, Helen Bullard, has written Faith's biography, & Seeley Ceramics has produced two books outlining & explaining her sculpting techniques. MISTLETOE WITH EXTRUDED PORCELAIN HAIR, MOLDED SANTA HAT, & HOLLY LEAF/BERRY ADORNMENT , Limited Edition, 1/100, 1980, Wicket Originals, Faith Wick. ONCE AGAIN I PRESENT, FOR YOUR PLEASURE, A TREASURE IN PORCELAIN THE LIKES OF WHICH YOU ARE NOT LIKELY TO COME BY AGAIN.
AN HEIRLOOM PIECE THAT COULD BE PASSED DOWN THROUGH YOUR FAMILY'S GENERATIONS! MISTLETOE WITH EXTRUDED PORCELAIN HAIR, MOLDED SANTA HAT, & HOLLY LEAF/BERRY ADORNMENT. Carries an historical book about Christmas around the world & has a pair of HAND-KNITTED WOOL GLOVES tucked in his belt.
THEY ACTUALLY FIT HIS HANDS!!! He is dressed in the American "NAST SANTA" traditional red velvet trousers & white fur trimmed red velvet tunic with a black leather belt & laced black leather boots with leather soles.
He is especially unique in that the porcelain that makes up his hair & Santa Hat pom-pom is porcelain clay extruded through a strainer type of device, then attached individually onto his head just prior to firing in the kiln. This is a painstaking process, especially in Faith's era, because she probably used her own personal kitchen tools to create the technique. Then on top of that extruded porcelain hair, she attached the hand molded Santa hat & the individually hand molded holly leaves & berries. IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY ENOUGH, YOU CAN SEE THAT EACH HOLLY LEAF & BERRY IS INDEPENDENT FROM THE NEXT!
AMAZING, IF YOU THINK ABOUT FAITH ACTUALLY DOING THIS IN HER KITCHEN!! Is in EXCELLENT PRE-OWNED CONDITION & I WOULD WAGER THAT HE IS THE ONLY ONE LEFT IN PRIVATE HANDS , ESPECIALLY WITH THE COA.
HE IS AN EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION, 1/100, 1981. WHILE HE HAS NO ORIGINAL BOX AS THE EARLY WICKET ORIGINALS DID NOT COME WITH TRADEMARKED "WICKET ORIGINAL" BOXES, HE DOES COME WITH HIS "WICKET ORIGINALS" CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION (COA). THIS IS JUST AN INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL COLLECTIBLE FROM THE PREMIER AMERICAN DOLLMAKER - A SMALL PIECE OF THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN DOLL MAKING & ENTREPRENEURSHIP! IMAGINE THIS BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER DOLL ENHANCING YOUR FAMILY'S TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DECOR, MAYBE STANDING UNDER A TALL LAMP AS YOU ENTER ANY SPECIAL ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE.Weight = 2 lbs 7 oz (including doll stand). THE DOLL STAND IS INCLUDED IN THIS LISTING! PLEASE REVIEW PICTURES AS THEY PROVIDE A VISUAL AID TO MY NARRATIVE! IF THE ITEMS HAVE BEEN USED, THE USE HAS BEEN MODERATE & THE CARE TAKEN WAS PERSONAL & WITH LOVE. I CAN VOUCH FOR CONDITION & PROVENANCE ON EVERYTHING. Many of my items are vintage or artisan; accordingly, there may be some issues with individual pieces that are associated with either the passage of time or the artisan individuality of the item. I have examined each item to detect any major flaws. Any serious damage, fading or discoloration that I can perceive will be disclosed; however small flaws i. Imperfections in the glaze/paint, slipped stitches, or pulled threads in the costume, etc. NO FIRING CRACKS IN THE EXTRUDED PORCELAIN HAIR, MOLDED SANTA HAT OR HOLLY LEAF/BERRY ADORNMENT. THE PROFESSIONAL CERAMICIST I CONSULTED ABOUT THE OTHER WICKET ORIGINALS I HAVE LISTED WITH EXTRUDED PORCELAIN HAIR, IS SPONSORED BY A GALLERY IN SANTA FE, & SHE USES A SIMPLE GARLIC PRESS TO ACHIEVE THE SAME EFFECT OF EXTRUDED HAIR ON HER ANIMAL PORCELAINS. SHE DOES, HOWEVER, HAVE MORE UP-TO-DATE METHODS FOR ATTACHING THE EXTRUSIONS & ALSO FOR PREVENTING CRACKS IN THE PORCELAIN EXTRUSIONS DURING THE FIRING PROCESS. ALL OF MY COLLECTIONS HAVE BEEN STORED IN A TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT IN OUR SMOKE-FREE, PET-FRIENDLY HOME. We will do our very best to offer a fair resolution.
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