1996 Carved & Painted Wood Folk Art Tall Skinny Santa Figure D. Shaw Penryn, PA
Description: A hand carved wood and polychrome painted American Folk Art figure. The carving shows a very tall and skinny bearded man wearing a red robe having a hoody standing on a white flat base. The man, which we believe is a representation of Belsnickel, Santa Clause, or father Christmas, was carved and painted by Doug Shaw of Penryn, Pennsylvania. The figure is wearing an over coat colored in dark red with a gold and black colored edge. Santa has a flesh colored face and hands and a long white beard as well as white eye brows. Santa is holding two oval plates in his hands one having a very colorful bird. The piece is signed and dated by the artist on the bottom the base. The carving shows quite a bit of details. The entire piece appears to be carved from a single piece of wood and then attached to the white colored base. 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.
Origin: Penryn, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~12 1/4" high with the base measuring ~3" by ~1 3/4". The piece weighs about four ounces.
Maker: Doug Shaw.
Marks: Marked "D. Shaw 1996" in black hand writing on the bottom of the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice and colorful piece of Americana, which would make a worthy addition to your collection.
Condition: The carving is in excellent condition, with no breaks, cracks, losses, or repairs. It does have minor scratches, some soiling, and minimal loss to the paint if any. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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