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HISTORY OF ST. NICHOLAS:

The first well-known gift-giver was a true person. Saint Nicholas lived in Myra (now known as Turkey) in about 300 A.D. The only child of a wealthy family, he was orphaned at an early age. He grew up in a monastery and at the age of 17 became one of the youngest ordained priests. Stories tell of his generosity as he gave away his wealth in the form of gifts to the needy, especially children. Legends tell of him dropping bags of gold down chimneys where they landed in stockings hung by the fire to dry. The customs we practice today - most notably that of "Santa Claus" - started from the stories associated with Saint Nicholas.
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St. Nicholas
Our Price: $395.00

3.5 Inch Tall Mohair Plush Doll
Edition Size: 250
Created in 2016

Standing 3 ½” tall and jointed at the neck and shoulders, St. Nicholas is made of the finest mohair plush with felt details and resin hands and feet. Like all RJW mice, he has a embroidered features, German glass eyes, handsewn whiskers, and a leather tail. He also features a long mohair beard!

St. Nicholas is authentically outfitted in the traditional vestments of a bishop including a lace-trimmed tunic topped by a felt cape lined in polished cotton and edged with wool plush. A gilt-trimmed bishop's mitre sits atop his head and silk-covered shoes adorn his feet. In one hand he holds a 'Crozier' staff handcrafted at the RJW studio out of wood and brass.

St. Nicholas is produced in Bennington, Vermont in a worldwide limited edition of 250 numbered pieces. Each will come enclosed in a fine presentation box with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.
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Santa Claus
Santa Claus
Our Price: $395.00

3.5 Inch Tall Mohair Plush Doll
Edition Size: 250
Created in 2019
Ships November 2019

Santa Claus is the final addition to our series of Christmas Gift Bringers from around the world - re-imagined as mice!

Standing 3 1/2" tall and jointed at the neck and shoulders, this darling Santa mouse is made of mohair plush with resin hands, German glass eyes, hand embroidered features and a mohair beard. A fine leather tail and hand sewn whiskers complete his mouse look.

Santa comes dressed in his traditional cozy red felt suit and matching hat trimmed with mini wool plush. Around his ample waist is a belt fastened with a tiny custom made brass buckle. He wears shiny black boots which no Santa should be without. Best of all is his canvas sack with classic wooden toys, produced and hand painted at the R. John Wright Studio in Bennington, Vermont.

Santa Claus is made in a worldwide limited edition of 250 numbered pieces. Each comes enclosed in a deluxe presentation box with an accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for registration.
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