NEW AND COMPLETE IN ORIGINAL FRANKLIN MINT BOX & PACKING. RARE 1988 PORCELAIN WITH ACCENTS OF 24K GOLD. FINE, LARGE PORCELAIN SANTA CLAUS.
Beautifully designed in fine bisque porcelain and lavishly accented in 24K gold. Santa is realistically hand painted in custom blended colors. The sculpture is entitled, "KRISS KRINGLE" and is designed and created by RONALD VAN RUYKEVELT.
Mr Van Ruykevelt is a world renowned artist who has designed a multitude of western themed sculptures, many of them for The Franklin Mint, as well as creations for Pres. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth, and the Emperor of Japan. This impressive figure features Kriss Kringle holding a sampling of his special toys, including a Sled, a Doll, a Rocking Horse, a Horn, a Drum, and a Castle, all of which are depictions of turn of the century originals.
Over his shoulder, the old gentleman has a perfect Christmas Tree. His face is outlined with a detailed white beard and has expressive blue eyes. He wears a handsome Red Cape trimmed in White Fur over a White Tunic embellished with embossed 24K Gold on Gold trim. His long green sleeves are certain to keep him cozy and warm on winter nights.Kriss Kringle comes with a 24K Gold Embellished Staff, (approximately 11 in height), for a great Victorian look. The hardwood base, which when used, adds approximately one inch to the height of the figure.
Fully hallmarked on bottom of sculpture. This is a rare & long discontinued item from The Franklin Mint. NO MORE OF THESE WILL EVER BE CREATED. The item "PORCELAIN SANTA VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS HEIRLOOM 12 + COA NIB 1988 FRANKLIN MINT" is in sale since Friday, May 8, 2015.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Franklin Mint\Figurines". The seller is "ssdh" and is located in Anniston, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States.