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We are pleased to present "Kris Kringle" - the second in a series of Father Christmas figures re-imagined as mice!
Standing 3 1/2 inches tall and jointed at the neck and shoulders, Kris Kringle is made of the finest mohair plush with felt details and resin hands and feet. Like all RJW mice, he has embroidered features, German glass eyes, handsewn whiskers, and a leather tail. He also features a long mohair beard!
Kris Kringle is outfitted in a long felt coat with a matching hat trimmed in fine wool plush. The coat is fastened with toggles featuring tiny brass buttons. On his feet he wears peasant-style felt tie shoes. Kris Kringle holds a Christmas tree entirely handcrafted at the R. John Wright studio out of natural sisal fibre and topped with a gold star. Over one shoulder he holds his traditional sack made of fine cotton velveteen.
Kris Kringle is produced in Bennington, Vermont in a worldwide limited edition of 250 numbered pieces. Each will come enclosed in a fine RJW presentation box with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.
ORIGIN OF KRIS KRINGLE:
Webster's Dictionary traces "Kris Kringle" back to the German "Kristkindl" meaning "Christ Child" and indicates that the first documented use in English was 1830. The term Kris Kringle entered the English language through the immigration of Pennsylvania Dutch settlers. It soon became synonymous with Santa Claus. For example, the Santa figure in the classic film Miracle on 34th Street is referred to as "Kris Kringle."
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RETAILER PURCHASE: Kris Kringle is available through all R. John Wright AUTHORIZED RETAILERS.
DIRECT PURCHASE: Kris Kringle is also available directly from the RJW COMPANY STORE. The purchase price of $375.00 includes shipping & insurance in the domestic United States! [For overseas shipping rates, contact the RJW office.]
TO ORDER "Kris Kringle" ONLINE: Please select the option below which best describes your request. NOTE: Matched numbers to the St. Nicholas mouse are provided subject to availability.
You may also place your order request via phone Toll Free at: 1-888-258-2759.