Vintage Italian Nativity Set - Mary, Joseph, Jesus, the Wise Men, Shepards and Angel - Vintage Carved Wood - Christmas Decor Creche - RS143
A set of twenty one craftsman-carved softwood figures from Italy for the Christmas celebrations in a Church or at home. The set comprises: a tiny (removable) Baby Jesus in his manger or 'Creche', with Mary and Joseph. They are accompanied by the three Wise Men, the Shepherds with some of their flock, plus the Angel Gabriel - who has an eyelet fitted at the rear so that he can be suspended above the scene; along with various other animals such as Goats, a Camel and Donkey.
This wonderful set of carved wooden creations were crafted in Italy we believe by the company Faffaello who still create these same items today - although it appears that the modern day ones are not quite to the same standard of workmanship.
The collection was the prize possession of the late Mother of a French friend of ours, who had this set for herself and a similar one that she had purchased for her daughter while on her many trips to Italy - and in particular Rome, on pilgrimages. So, as she had one already her daughter sold this wonderful collection to us in the hope that it will pass onto another family who would cherish it.
Dimensions for standing figures is 3.75” / 90mm square 2” / 50mm deep. Without any packaging the carving weighs 0.3 kg.
Your purchase will be carefully packed in recycled wrappings where possible and despatched by An Post or Courier Service.
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