This adorable Santa plays "Silver Bells" as he turns around. This could be a delightful addition to your holiday table. At the end of the listing, I have added the enchanting story about Christopher Radko.
Country of Origin: Poland.
Size: 8 1/2" tall.
Marks: See Photo.
Condition: Very Good. The music plays well. He turns well. All around - delightful!
Once upon a Holiday Night a Christmas tree fell and stirred the Radko family household. With more than 1,000 vintage mouth-blown glass ornaments broken to bits, Christopher was distraught. Searching endlessly to replace them, he found nothing quite good enough that could take the place of his treasured memories. He soon came to realize that the only option was to start from scratch, thus the creation of Christopher Radko Ornaments.
Armed with only his Christmas memories, Christopher enlisted a Polish glassblower and went to work to recreate his family’s lost heirlooms. It went so well that by 1985 sixty unique designs were debuted and a respected business was created. Today, after thirty years the Christopher Radko Company has produced more than eighteen million fine European glass ornaments that have become a part of family traditions across the United States.
Growing to encompass several additional lines of holiday décor, including the impressive Home for the Holidays line, Christopher Radko uses tabletop items and trim to captivate every member of your home. Including magical snow globes, ceramic cookie jars, tree skirts to complement your Radko tree and stocking to be hung with care-there is something for everyone. Christopher Radko later introduced Shiny Brite™, a vintage-inspired line featuring recreations of uniquely American ornaments, lighting and accessories first made popular in the 1940’s and 50’s. The mix of spectacular colors and unique shapes are perfect for adding shine to your holiday while reminiscing over your childhood holiday memories.
Since the beginning, each extraordinary holiday treasure has been produced in artisanal Polish factories by a talented team of artists and craftsmen. Each piece is meticulously crafted by hand, using methods that date back to the Renaissance-era. Thought and hard work are put into carving and molding while passion and dedication go into glass blowing and silvering. The process continues with each delicate detail hand-painted on to complete the Christopher Radko ornament. These finishing processes require both unparalleled skill and several weeks to complete.
The magical heirlooms produced by the Christopher Radko Company have brought joy and happiness to create ever-lasting traditions in homes over the years. Christopher Radko ornaments have decorated the White House, adorned the Kennedy Center, and are included in the personal collections of Elton John, Oprah Winfrey, John Travolta, Robert DeNiro, Elizabeth Taylor and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
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