The Anri company, founded by Anton Riffeser in 1912 in Val Gardena, South Tyrol, Northern Italy, is world-renowned for its hand carved and hand painted figurines. Anton Riffeser named the company Anri using the first two letters of his first and last name.
The creator of this fabulous Anri carving is renowned artist Juan Ferrandiz Castell. Born in Barcelona, poet, artist, illustrator and author of children's books, is known as the creator of the most symbolically rich and original Christmas cards.
Ferrandiz receives his basic artistic education at the Academy of Fine Arts, and was Art Professor at the Industrial University while devoting himself to the design of figurines based on his special predilection for childlike themes.
His subjects include various small animals, such as cats, dogs, mice, rabbits, squirrels, birds, lambs, always united as symbols of fraternity in harmony with the innocence of childhood. The complete opus of Ferrandiz is to create a world of love, of comprehension and of poetry where hatred is banished and where peace is the one message which unites people from all over the world.
This adorable "Wedding Day" plaque was created and sold only during the year 1974. It depicts a young lad and his cute bride on their wedding day. In addition to the adorable couple in their colorful wedding attire, you will find birds, a butterfly and even a garden snail hovering around the couple to wish them well on their very special day. The plaque with frame measures 9" across. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Would make a great wedding remembrance today, just as it did in 1974.
Anri of Italy 1974 "Wedding Day" Carved Plaque by Juan Ferrandiz