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Here is a precious set of TWELVE (12) miniature ceramic Nativity figurines bought in FRANCE. The set includes: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, 3 Wisemen, 3 Shepherds, a Cow, a Sheep, and a Donkey. This vintage NATIVITY SET will look wonderful on a shelf, in a wreath or table decoration, on your mantle, in your kitchen...it's just perfect for that added bit of Christmas in the smallest of spaces. Also great for an apartment or loft.

Measure approximately 1 1/2" tall. In excellent condition with no cracks or chips.

Fèves are a very popular collectible in France, and this is exactly where these Vintage French Miniature Figurines were purchased. Every year at Epiphany a cake is baked in which a little figurine/feve is hidden. The person who gets the figurine wears the paper crown (usually included with the cake) for the day. These are also known as King Cakes and are baked/eaten at Mardi Gras, Easter, etc.

They are called fèves (meaning beans) because the item hidden in the cake was originally a bean. Now they are tiny porcelain/pottery figurines which have become very collectible. There are many different themes to these sets, including nativity, animals, musicians, etc., etc. This little set of three contains 2 elephants and 1 camel.

Often these figurines are placed on a mantle or in a small curio cabinet and in France these little feves are strewn all around the house . Children are especially drawn to their diminutive size and anticipate the addition of each new type to the collection!

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Vintage FRENCH Nativity Set - 12 pieces - CHRISTMAS - Miniature Figurines - Highly Collectible


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: ceramic, glass figurines, miniature glass nativity figurines, 12 figurines
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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