LARGE Egyptian Museum Artifacts BASTET Black Cat Art Statue Sculpture - Feve Feves Porcelain Doll House Miniature MAXI

LARGE Egyptian Museum Artifacts BASTET Black Cat Art Statue Sculpture - Feve Feves Porcelain Doll House Miniature MAXI

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  • Materials: porcelain, paint, hand painted, bisque

This LARGE size Feve is used as a display in bakeries - to show the feves inside the cakes. 2.5" tall ****See photo with the blue background - many of these have chips to the edge of their bases. As these were display pieces not many were made, so they didn't enter normal production. I think these were entirely glazed and then the bases were sanded resulting in the chipping. Since the purpose was to only give people an idea of what the feves looked like they weren't too concerned about the chipping. I think these could be easily touched up with a bit of black paint.

Hand painted and imported from France.

This series was made in 2003. Imported from France.

Museum Treasures is a popular subject for feve collectors - often hard to find.

More Museum treasures: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ValueARTifacts/search?search_query=museum

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. Please see ruler for more exact measurements - but most feves are under 1.5 inches tall.

**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.

*** Always check the top of my store for a Volume Discount PROMO CODE ( not valid when I am running a storewide sale) https://www.etsy.com/shop/ValueARTifacts?ref=hdr_shop_menu***

Check out our new store: ValueARTifacts2 - This store was simply getting too big - and was too hard for customers to find things. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ValueARTifacts2?ref=search_shop_redirect I will slowly try to move the paper ephemera to the new store. All feves will be kept in the original store.

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karen8528 Apr 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This sculpture is larger than the usual feves but it is so detailed and beautiful that it is a delight to behold. I have bought many times from this store and every time the items are as they appear in the photo and arrive very well wrapped and in perfect condition. The owner is very helpful and nice and I will continue to buy from this store in the future without hesitation.

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cdsearcher May 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent SMALL :-) Feve Egyptian Cats! I LOVE Them! I bought TWO more! Fast Shipping! One of the BEST Sellers on Etsy! Thank You!

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jastallwood1558 Jun 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

My order was fast, well packed and I am very pleased with it, service is friendly and I will order from here again.

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tempest2fuu May 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

It statue was the perfect size for what I intended it for. Exactly as pictured. It feels nicely solid in my hand as well, a good feeling. Thank you so much for a wonderful product.

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