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EGG BABIES Baby Snake Serpent Cobra Rattler Hatchling Hand Painted Porcelain - French Feve Feves Figurines Miniatures Y18

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Y18 - Made in 2009 Other items available in this collection are shown in the group photo - sold separately

For other items in this series: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ValueARTifacts/search?search_query=egg+babies

These are actually French Feves or King Cake Baby Doll Charms or Prizes. But they have dozens of uses; doll house miniatures, fairy gardens, shadow boxes, mosaics, memory jugs, jewelry, cupcake toppers, pinata prizes...you are only limited by your creativity.

Made from porcelain and hand painted. Amazingly strong - designed to be baked into a cake! Wonderful detail for something so small. Design is on all sides!

**Please keep checking back - I will be listing hundreds more Feves.

Feves (French for “bean”) are tiny figurines that are made to be put inside a "King's Cake" for the "Epiphany" Holiday, which is celebrated every year on January 6th, the 12th day of Christmas. Tradition states that this is the day that the three wise men or "Three Kings" came to Bethlehem, to honor the birth of Christ. Traditionally it was a fava bean that was placed inside the cake. Whoever finds the feve in his or her slice of cake, is king for the day. SInce it was good luck to get the feve in your cake - these little items were saved and treasured.

In the 1870s the bean was replaced with small porcelain figurines; good luck charms, religious figures, saints etc, and a collecting craze was begun! The oldest feves were porcelain. As the years sped by, designs became more elaborate; different glazes were used, they were hand painted or gilded. Following WWI, due to supply shortages, plastic feves were made. Now this tradition of Feve production and collecting has been completely commercialized, and there is a vast assortment of porcelain, plastic and metal figures that are made. A lot of the newest feves are sold in series – more for collecting than for actually placing in cakes. Designs include everything from Harry Potter and Disney to the high fashion shoes and purses. Collecting Feves is very popular in France. The series are generally only produced for a single year.

** Check out the top info section of the store - we often have promo codes for Volume Orders! **

Everything we sell and do is 100% Guaranteed
We are happy to combine shipping on multiple items.
Careful packaging is a priority.
Our returns policy is simple. If you are not satisfied for any reason just return the item to us within 30 days and we will give you a full refund. If we made a mistake we will even refund shipping cost.
Y18 - Made in 2009 Other items available in this collection are shown in the group photo - sold separately

For other items in this series: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ValueARTifacts/search?search_query=egg+babies

These are actually French Feves or King Cake Baby Doll Charms or Prizes. But they have dozens of uses; doll house miniatures, fairy gardens, shadow boxes, mosaics, memory jugs, jewelry, cupcake toppers, pinata prizes...you are only limited by your creativity.

Made from porcelain and hand painted. Amazingly strong - designed to be baked into a cake! Wonderful detail for something so small. Design is on all sides!

**Please keep checking back - I will be listing hundreds more Feves.

Feves (French for “bean”) are tiny figurines that are made to be put inside a "King's Cake" for the "Epiphany" Holiday, which is celebrated every year on January 6th, the 12th day of Christmas. Tradition states that this is the day that the three wise men or "Three Kings" came to Bethlehem, to honor the birth of Christ. Traditionally it was a fava bean that was placed inside the cake. Whoever finds the feve in his or her slice of cake, is king for the day. SInce it was good luck to get the feve in your cake - these little items were saved and treasured.

In the 1870s the bean was replaced with small porcelain figurines; good luck charms, religious figures, saints etc, and a collecting craze was begun! The oldest feves were porcelain. As the years sped by, designs became more elaborate; different glazes were used, they were hand painted or gilded. Following WWI, due to supply shortages, plastic feves were made. Now this tradition of Feve production and collecting has been completely commercialized, and there is a vast assortment of porcelain, plastic and metal figures that are made. A lot of the newest feves are sold in series – more for collecting than for actually placing in cakes. Designs include everything from Harry Potter and Disney to the high fashion shoes and purses. Collecting Feves is very popular in France. The series are generally only produced for a single year.

** Check out the top info section of the store - we often have promo codes for Volume Orders! **

Everything we sell and do is 100% Guaranteed
We are happy to combine shipping on multiple items.
Careful packaging is a priority.
Our returns policy is simple. If you are not satisfied for any reason just return the item to us within 30 days and we will give you a full refund. If we made a mistake we will even refund shipping cost.

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FAQs

All the newer feves (1980 and newer) are food safe, by European Standards, which are stricter than US food safety laws.

Anything labeled as a "vintage" feve - is questionable. Many of these older feves were made by smaller bakeries or businesses and it is unknown if they used lead-free glaze. Even though the lead from a tiny feve would be miniscule, I would probably not bake with the vintage feves.
Feves are small! Designed to fit on a fork and be hidden inside a cake. Most feves are smaller than 1.5" (4cm). Please see the ruler in the photos for perspective and size.
Absolutely - Many collectors use them for just that purpose. However this isn't what they were originally designed for, so please check the ruler and size carefully; some feves are better for 1/12 scale and others for 1/6 scale. If you do buy something only to discover that the scale is off, no worries - everything is returnable.
Two cautions:
1)These are small and definitely a choking hazard for small children. Not suitable for small children.
2) If you are introducing the King Cake tradition, and hiding a feve inside - make certain everyone knows there is a tiny, NOT TO BE EATEN treasure hidden inside. You don't want a guest to unknowingly chomp down on a feve or choke.
No. This is a federal offense. Although I'd love your order, I won't break the law for it. The purchaser is responsible for the payment of all fees, duties and taxes.

UK Customers: Please look up your customs regulations carefully. You seem to have the most expensive taxes and duties and the most erratic assessment of fees. Generally, but not always, if the order total (shipping and item cost) is under £25, there are no duties or taxes levied. I wish I could tell you exactly the total amount you can order - but it seems to depend a bit on that particular agent's mood that day. I have sent £100 packages with no additional fees, and other times a £20 package has been taxed.
No! You have paid me for the item, and that is the price I am required by law to put on the customs forms. I can include a gift receipt inside the package, but the cost of the item must be included on the customs documents. There is a lot of confusion about this, but the law is clear. Even if you have purchased the item as a gift for your cousin in Peru, the seller must put the purchased cost of that item on the documents.
The feves are placed in a ziploc bag, wrapped in tissue and shipped in a super sturdy box. Most orders come in white "Indestructo" double walled boxes that you can literally stand on! I am almost to 25,000 orders and these boxes are awesome. My regular customers get excited when they recognize one of my boxes in their mailbox! Very large or retail orders will ship in heavy duty cardboard boxes.
Sorry, Feves are manufactured once a year and each design is only made for one epiphany season. So, it isn't possible to alter a design or make just one. If you are large bakery or retailer, the minimum quantity is 2500 pcs.

EGG BABIES Baby Snake Serpent Cobra Rattler Hatchling Hand Painted Porcelain - French Feve Feves Figurines Miniatures Y18

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  • Materials: porcelain, paint, hand painted, bisque, glaze
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