It's time for Christmas - a very ornate Santa kneeling on toybag with staff and Christmas tree. Beautiful pose and detail throughout this carving with rich Christmas reds accented with gold and woodburned detail. Woodburning is very time consuming but the effect of added dimension, texture and coloring are striking and can be found everywhere on this piece, from the double sided staff, Santa's boots and coat, the toybag scenes and clock.The Santa measures 14 inches tall with an overall height of staff and tree being 16 inches. This Russian Santa is hand carved from solid linden, also known as either basswood or lime in various parts of the world. Once carved and sanded the Santa is hand painted and finished in extraordinary detail with numerous coats and finally signed by the artist.
Material: linden wood
Approx. Size: 14.5 - 16 inches tall
Hand Carved: solid wood
Unbelievable work of art and craftsmanship capturing the spirit of giving and caring. This 35 lb. solid wood masterpiece is stunning from every angle and detailed to perfection, from the fawn in Santa's arms, the ornate Christmas tree and animals to the priceless expressions on all the faces. Simply too many beautiful details to list individually. Each piece fits perfectly onto the snowy wooden base (individually doweled). The ensemble is deceptively large and dimensions for the pieces are as follows...
A lively and intricately carved Russian Santa Claus Father Frost. A rich gold filigree entwines in taupe and blue accents on the front of the Santa's coat, ivory trimming reaching down to his feet with a matching fur hat. Santa holds a decorative, midnight blue large bag of toys and a branch-like wooden staff in heavily mittened hands to keep warm in the cold Russian winters! A Santa in the midst of bringing joy - this remarkable piece of art is rich in...
Loaded with woodsy winter fun and holiday merriment - 11 children, 11 birds, 2 squirrels, a dog and a cat. A remarkable, intricately carved Russian Santa Claus. A rich blue background entwines with water color painted winter scenes showing children playing and enjoying nature.. From the back the coat is full of bright and gay white and blue patterns showing Russian children at their best. The Santa holds a large bag of toys and a branch-like wooden staff in heavily...
Such an elegant and large, beautifully finished Russian Santa figure from every angle. A base coat of silver, taupe and charcoal tones are used along with pearl and powder blue with countless accents of turquoise, ruby, gold, sapphire, silver and pearl. He has a matching staff and hat with beautiful blue eyes and gentle expression. The raised, textured detailing on this Santa is beyond words (close up photographs). This Santa carving is also very solid at 21.5 inches in height (staff 22 inches) and weighing...