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1994 Hand Carved & Painted Wood Folk Art Santa Figure By Jonathan Bastian

  • $ 77.77

Description: A hand carved wood and polychrome painted American Folk Art figure. The carving shows Santa Clause or Father Christmas standing with his hands within his coat's sleeves. The figure which was carved and painted by Jonathan Bastian shows Santa wearing a red coat, a red hat, and black boots. He has a whitish (light pink?) beard with gray highlights. A great looking carving that is very well done. Santa has carved and painted eyes. The coat and hat have whitish border along the edges and the face is painted in flesh tone. The piece is signed and dated by the artist on the back. The carving shows quite a bit of details. The entire piece appears to be carved from a single piece of wood. Just a wonderful and nicely done piece of American Folk Art to add to your Americana Collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1994.

Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.

Size: Measures ~7 1/8" high, ~2" at its widest, and the base of the boots measure ~1" by ~1 1/16". The piece weighs about three ounces.

Maker: Jonathan Bastian, originally from Kutztown, PA now living in Virginia.

Marks: Marked J. Bastian 94 in black on the back of the piece.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice and colorful piece of Americana, which would make a worthy addition to your collection of American Folk Art.

Condition: The carving is in very good condition, with no breaks, cracks, losses, or repairs. It does have minor scratches, a minimal loss to the paint and a few minor nicks. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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