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Olivier Fleury, Inc. - French Antiques


Olivier Fleury, Winter Park FL   

French Santon de ProvenceFrench Santon de ProvenceFrench Santon de ProvenceFrench Santon de ProvenceFrench Santon de ProvenceFrench Santon de ProvenceFrench Santon de ProvenceFrench Santon de ProvenceFrench Santon de ProvenceFrench Santon de Provence

A French Santon handmade in Provence by Maryse di Landro in the town of Aubagne. An old couple seated on a wooden bench with exceptional details: a printed newspaper in the gentleman's hands and the old woman's knitting. Crafted of clay with painted features and clothed in traditional costume. Circa 1985 10"w x 7"d x 9"h Santons, or "little saints" are small hand-painted terra cotta nativity scene figurines produced in the Provence region of France. In a traditional French crèche, there are individual figures representing various characters from village life. The first clay santons were created during the French Revolution when churches were forcibly closed and their large nativity scenes prohibited.

Item ID: 66025B

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French Santon de Provence

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Olivier Fleury, Inc. - French Antiques


Olivier Fleury
Winter Park
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