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Santa Claus Mouse by R. John Wright

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Santa Claus Mouse
by R. John Wright

"Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas to all!" - Santa Claus Mouse is the 2019 edition in a series by R. John Wright of Christmas Gift Bringers from around the World - re-imagined as mice! This is the final edition in the series.

John and Susan bring the classic holiday magic of Santa with this new addition to their series of Christmas mice! This chubby little fellow stands just 3 1/2 inches tall and is jointed at the neck and shoulders. Santa Mouse is made of mohair plush with felt details and resin hands and feet. He has embroidered features, German glass eyes, hand-sewn whiskers, a mohair beard and a fine leather tail. We are always astonished at John and Susan's ability to imbue so much character and personality in such a diminutive fellow; Santa mouse does not disappoint!

Santa Mouse is inspired by the classic American and Canadian version of the beloved Christmas character and is outfitted in a red coat trimmed in mini wool plush. A black belt fastens the coat around his ample waist with a tiny brass buckle. He wears a matching red hat trimmed in white mini wool plush as well as red pants. On his feet, Santa Mouse wears sturdy black boots. His traditional outfit is perfect... from the tip of his hat to his boots and belt. He even has the signature white fluffy beard that we have all come to expect from this version of Santa!

Of course, Santa Mouse brings along a canvas sack filled with classic little wood toys. Each is crafted and painted by hand at the R. John Wright Workshop in Bennington, Vermont. No detail has been overlooked!

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Santa Mouse 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 a form for registration. An elegant glass dome for displaying your RJW mice is available separately. click here.

Matching numbers to previous mice in the series ( St. NicholasKris Kringle and Father Christmas ) are provided subject to availability.

The History Of Santa Claus

Santa, also known as Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa, is a legendary figure originating in western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve and the early morning hours of Christmas Day. The modern Santa grew out of traditions surrounding the historical Saint Nicholas (a fourth-century Greek bishop and gift-giver of Myra), the British figure of Father Christmas and the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas (himself also based on Saint Nicholas).

Santa is generally depicted as portly and jolly with a white beard - sometimes with spectacles - wearing a red coat with white fur collar and cuffs, white-fur-cuffed red trousers, a red hat with white fur and black leather belt and boots and who carries a bag full of gifts for children. This image became popular in the United States and Canada in the 19th century due to the significant influence of the 1823 poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" and of caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast.

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Santa Claus Mouse
by R. John Wright

Size Height : 3.5 inches
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size : 250
Materials All-Wool Felt
Mohair Plush
Features German Glass Eyes
Airbrushed Accents
Jointing Number of Joints : 3
Authenticity Includes Certificate of Authenticity
Age Appropriate Collectible, Not Intended For Children
Country of Origin United States

The Toy Shoppe Has Offered R. John Wright Creations For Over Three Decades

R. John Wright and Susan WrightThe Toy Shoppe has had the pleasure of offering the work of R. John Wright since 1979. When Danny Shapiro, the founder of The Toy Shoppe, first saw John and Susan's work he was impressed with the great charm and fine craftsmanship exhibited. Each piece created by R. John Wright continues to display the virtuosity of the artist when considering fine and original design, beautiful craftsmanship and the use of beautiful materials of exceptional quality. As work of this nature can only be produced in small quantities, each piece is all the more special.

Originality Of Design

Every great object begins with fine design. John and Susan often take their inspiration from famous illustrations found in the classic children's books which they love. What is most impressive is that each piece created from these illustrations remains true to the original artwork: two dimensional illustrations brought to life in three dimensions exactly as we expect them to be. They become the definitive interpretation of our favorite childhood characters. The Wright's designs are also inspired by nature. The realism with which they create their bears, mice and other animals is matched only by their ability to introduce rich character and personality in them without resorting to caricaturish extremism.

Inspired By The Classics

Established in 1976, R. John Wright has produced work based on the most famous illustrations of all time, including Ernest Shepherd's Winnie-the-Pooh, Jessie Wilcox Smith's storybook characters, Johnny Gruelle's Raggedy Ann and Andy, Walt Disney's Classics, Palmer Cox's Brownies, Saint Exupery's The Little Prince, Beatrix Potter's animal kingdom, Rose O'Neill's Kewpie, Michael Bond's Paddington and Sir John Tenniel's Alice in Wonderland... and the list continues to grow today with their new Peter Pan series!

Fine Craftsmanship

R. John Wright The Little Prince dollsIn our opinion, the making of an heirloom piece requires a marriage of fine design and quality craftsmanship. Poor manufacturing can shatter an artist's fine design. The RJW Workshop employs a unique process to address this. After designing an edition, John and Susan oversee every step of production at their workshop in Vermont ensuring each piece lives up to their artistic vision. Under their watchful eyes, a highly skilled team of trained artisans puts each limited edition into production, detailing and finishing these treasures by hand. Due to the complexity of their original designs, John and Susan must often develop innovative techniques to insure that the edition remains consistent and uniform throughout production: the first piece in the edition must be as wonderful and charming as the final one. Technically speaking, as amazing and delightful as the early R. John Wright creations were, the newer pieces are far more complex. Today’s RJW designs are now brought to life in a way that they never could have been done 20 years ago.

Each accessory that comes with an R. John Wright creation is also of original design. John and Susan are not content to merely use an existing object as an accessory. When the object cannot be created in their workshop due to the material or specialized skills desired, the company works with master craftsmen in their respective fields to custom make the final pieces.

We believe that these factors have been important in contributing to the already established higher value of earlier R. John Wright work.

Heirloom Quality Toys

At The Toy Shoppe, we believe that true collectibility is earned by the maker's dedication and commitment to design, craftsmanship and material usage. Rarity is naturally implied, as work of this nature cannot be mass-produced. The market has already well recognized the collectible nature of the work by R. John Wright. We believe this will easily continue to be the case.

Today, John and Susan continue to create and innovate with delightful felt dolls, bears, mice and many other characters at their workshop in Bennington, Vermont in the United States.

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