Jim Shore® British Santa
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Sale Price (members): $26.99
Original Price: $40.00
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This Jim Shore® British Santa is a folk art interpretation of a Yeoman Warder, or Beefeater, who stands guard at the Tower of London. Re-imagined as a jolly Father Christmas by American folk artist Jim Shore, this Jim Shore® British Santa holds a traditional Beefeater halberd and shoulders a Union Jack pouch. Collect this Jim Shore® British Santa along with the German, Irish and Italian Santas from Jim Shore’s Santas Around the World series. Hand painted stone resin. 7.25"h.
Jim Shore’s British 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.