This beautifully painted and designed st. Nicholas was made in the 1980's before the market was flooded with imported santas and ornaments. St nicholas is traditionally depicted as the bearer of presents on christmas eve. Nicholas was the patron saint of russia, greece, the netherlands, mariners and merchants.
Today he is know as santa claus. His regal velvet coat is trimmed in furs as are his black russian boots. A brass bell necklace, medallion belt and gold leather vest adorn his white damask tunic. He wears green knickers and holds a large brass bell.
He stands on a oak base and his arms are wired for posing. I have kept this santa for myself for any years. 20'h x 15"w x 5"d.