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Jim Shore® Irish Santa

Item #97938

Price: $45.00


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This Jim Shore® Irish Santa is a folk art interpretation an Irish Father Christmas. Re-imagined as a kindly, 19th-century Irish gentleman by American folk artist Jim Shore, this Jim Shore® Irish Santa with Celtic knots bordering the hem of his fanciful garb shoulders a shamrock pouch, smokes a pipe and holds a shillelagh, or walking stick. Collect this Jim Shore® Irish Santa along with the British, Italian and German Santas from Jim Shore’s Santas Around the World series. Hand painted stone resin.  7"h.

Museum Provenance

Jim Shore’s Irish 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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