The English Collection

18th C. Father Christmas: England
Father Christmas in fur trimmed full red 
coat

A jolly reveler in England who celebrated with feasting, drinking and merriment in honour of both the Winter Solstice and Christmas. Although he was not a religious figure, he was one in a succession of English replacements for St. Nicholas after the Protestant Reformation. A full, red, fur trimmed coat and holly in his hair were his noted features.
Father Christmas was not associated with gift-bringing or children until the 19th century when his appearance also changed.

18th C. Father Christmas: 14" (35 cm) - $195
18th C. Father Christmas: 28" (71 cm) - $395 (by order only)


Victorian Father Christmas England
Victorian Father Christmas in Red coat, 
fur trimmed

This is a typical, kind Santa as depicted during the reign of Queen Victoria, 1837 to 1897, and featured on postcards of the era. Christmas was a very important event centred around children & family. Many of the customs originated in Germany,(including the Christmas tree), reflecting the heritage of the Queen's husband, Prince Albert. A Victorian Santa often carried a Christmas tree along with 'tons of toys'.

Victorian Father Christmas: 16" (40.5 cm) - $215
Victorian Father Christmas: 28" (71 cm) - $415 (by order only)


Please Note :
1) Sizes are approximate.
2) Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery of your order.
3) Materials may vary slightly depending on availability.
4) 'Faux' fur and 'Faux' leather may be substituted for natural fur and leather if desired.
5) 28" (71 cm) santas are purchased by order only, with a deposit of $100 unless otherwise indicated

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