Kay Bojesen: Wooden Santa Claus Holiday Figurine by Rosendahl

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$89.00
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Kay Bojesen: Santa Claus
Rosendahl, Denmark.

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Kay Bojesen's Santa Claus in lacquered beech wood. The beloved wooden figures of Danish toymaker Kay Bojesen welcome to their family this paragon of playfulness: Father Christmas. Kay Bojesen's jolly Santa is carved from beech and vibrantly painted to convey the festive spirit of Christmas. This poseable figure carries a walking stick and a burlap sack of toys for well-behaved children the world over. This classic Santa Claus figure comes packed in a beautiful gift box.

The Kay Bojesen Santa Claus was designed by Danish designer Kay Bojesen in the early 1950s. With his grey beard and plump belly, Santa Claus peek out from under his red hat with a cheerful sparkle in his eye, while his hands grasp a walking stick and bag.

Material: Beech wood (lacquered).

Size: 8" tall.

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Kay Bojesen: "Even though an old proverb says ’too much special knowledge makes you stupid’ I, as a craftsman, must say that having gone through an apprenticeship in the field of applied art, gives me certain advantages in the difficult art of design, as compared to those who partly or completely work from theoretical knowledge.” Kay Bojesen was a silversmith, but through his wooden figures he became known as one of Danish applied art's great pioneers. His Grand Prix cutlery received its name when it won first prize in Milan in 1951.