For your consideration is a charming old world Style Saint Nicholas artist doll. The doll has a hand painted face, a long white beard, and long white hair. Saint Nick is approx. 17" tall and is wearing a long royal blue velvet robe, black vinyl gloves, and a silver colored rope belt. There is off white faux fur at the bottom of his robe. In one hand Santa is carrying a basket of wrapped gifts containing a flag, teddy, a tree, blocks and what looks like cinnamon sticks. There is a Christmas wreath and a green bag on Santa's back.
The base of the doll is made of wood. On the base it is marked S1169, Hand Crafted Santa By Great Connections, Bryan, Texas USA, Karmen R Younts.
The doll is in good condition. It is probably one of a kind. The paper flag and wrapped gifts have some holes, which can be seen in the pictures.