Féves are the one thing that French folks collect almost as much as postcards and stamps. These little porcelain trinkets have a long history. Originally, féves were baked inside the Galette des Rois (King’s Cake) as part of celebrations for Ephinany. They were produced with religious themes in the 1800s but a revival of the féve tradition in the 1970s resulted in féves being produced in about any subject imaginable, from popular culture (Disney, Harry Potter) to the profane (kama sutra positions). Each year new designs are introduced. Unfortunately, plastic féves are also being produced. My favorites are those that retain the tradition of quality (handpainted, porcelain) and have French connections, such as the Eiffel Tower and this one, Marianne, that iconic symbol of France and the French revolution in her Phrygian (liberty) cap. This Marianne féve celebrates the anniversary of the French revolution: 1789-1989. Yes, these little féves are almost 30 years old. They measure just a little over an inch and they are hand-painted porcelain. This listing is for one Marianne féve. I have four available, selling them individually. I also have one available as part of a set with three Eiffel Tower féves listed here: https://www.rubylane.com/item/274812-8308/Four-1989-Porcelain-Fxe9ves-Lucky-Charms Individual Eiffel féves are listed here: https://www.rubylane.com/item/274812-8276/1989-Eiffel-Tower-Porcelain-Fxe9ve-Lucky
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