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Jim Shore® German Santa

Item #97936

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This Jim Shore® German Santa is a folk art interpretation of an Alpine Bavarian. Re-imagined as a jolly Father Christmas by American folk artist Jim Shore, this German Santa by Jim Shore wears his traditional lederhosen, displaying an idyllic mountain scene, and holds a cuckoo clock and a lidded beer stein. Collect this Jim Shore® German Santa along with the British, Irish and Italian Santas from Jim Shore’s Santas Around the World series. Hand painted stone resin.  6.75"h.

Museum Provenance

Jim Shore’s German Santa is inspired by a design or illustration in our Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, located in the Archives Center of our National Museum of American History, Behring Center. A vast assemblage of business ephemera, the collection includes Victorian-era postcards, greeting cards, letterheads, catalogues, advertisements and commerce-related memorabilia. Acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1967, this group of over one million items was the collection of Isadore Warshaw, a New York bookseller, who was concerned that the business community lacked interest in preserving its past.

Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.


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