Offering for sale a fabulous Nativity set from my personal collection bought many years ago from a fine estate. This is a large set in size, the tallest King is 9 & 1/2" tall, Mary is 7 & 1/2", and the Infant Jesus is 4 & 1/2" long. The eleven piece set includes the Holy Family of Mary, Joseph and the Infant Jesus, the three Kings or Wise Men, and shepherd, donkey, cow, and two sheep. All pieces are in quite good condition, really in near mint condition with possibly some fleabite marks I don't see but nothing more. The beautiful colors are still brilliant. Pieces are marked on the base Made in Japan, and this is an older set, probably 1960's or older. The material is some type of composition done in the style of paper mache but harder, with the similar paper covered base bottoms and colors. The finish is a lovely matte with wonderful colors, and hard to the touch but not as heavy as chalk ware, and fairly break and chip resistant. It is very hard to find these larger size sets, and especially one in this good condition. I had to put the set close together for the group photo to show detail, but when placed in appropriate arrangement, this is a remarkable set and makes an impressive statement.
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