Posted 7 years ago
I found this Santa at a thrift shop. I love his face, coloring and the fact it has a signature on it. I really didn't know much about it until I did a little research.
This one I believe because it has the label and writing on the bottom for the Silvestri corp. and foil label that reads Silvestri made in China is of resin. It sounds like wood.
Artist Anthony Costanza is known for his figurine carvings. All done by hand tools. So Amazing facial features and primitive charm.
Large green bag hoisted over his shoulder ready to jump down the detailed chimney of brick and mortar. Green mittens and red coat.