Winter Blue Russian Santa with Polar Bear Cubs

Winter blue Santa Claus with scene of two adorable and content polar bear cubs painted on the front. Santa carries a tree staff and large bag of toys over his shoulder. He's painted in blues and white using a floral pattern and painting technique which is quite rare and time consuming. The artist uses multiple (very thin) layers of paint to create extreme depth, almost like a veil or frost, to soften and give multiple tones. This is all accented by detail of gold and white. Very stunning throughout and Santa has a wonderful face and comforting eyes. This Russian Santa Claus is hand carved from solid linden, also known as either basswood or lime. Once carved and sanded the Santa is meticulously hand painted and finished in extraordinary detail with numerous coats and finally signed or initialed by the artist.

Material: basswood
Dimensions: 10 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches
Hand carved solid wood

Collections: Russian Santas

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