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ANRI Childlike Black Wiseman from 6” Nativity Set by Juan Ferrandiz

Born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1917, Juan Ferrandiz was an illustrator, writer, poet, and sculptor, receiving his education at the School of Fine Arts of Barcelona. Children, animals, and peace where the focus of his many illustrated writings. With the inspiration from his many illustrations of children and animals, in 1969, he began to design carved wooden pieces through ANRI, and became beloved by thousands who saw his pieces.

Ferrandiz designed an entire nativity set with childlike figures in two sizes: with 6” figures and 3” figures, and, of course, the three wisemen were integral to the story. The pieces that we have to offer are from the 6” set, all measured from the height of the standing figures. This wiseman is part of a set that came from the estate of a career Air Force officer and his family who traveled the world. I feel sure they purchased this set while in Italy probably around the time that Ferrandiz first started working with ANRI in the late 1960s. This piece measures 5 7/8” tall and 3” wide and is richly decorated with gold metallic paint to imbue the richness of his robe. The wiseman holds a golden container in his hand and is leaning to glimpse the baby Jesus. The figure bears Ferrandiz’s signature in the back and has Anri Italy impressed into the wood on the bottom. You can also see some spillover of the metallic paint on the bottom, attesting to the hand decorating of each piece. Each piece is smoothly carved and shaded with color, and Ferrandiz, with his love of animals, had to add a bird on Joseph’s staff and a bird, rabbit and lamb at the manger. These figures are in excellent condition.

This figure is being sold separately, but we have the other two kings also for sale (last photo). We have other Ferrandiz 6” creche pieces that we will be listing for sale, so you can buy what you may need to fill in or to create your own nativity set.

These would make a wonderful addition to your Christmas decorations or carved wooden figure collection. Please contact us if you have any questions. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.

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ITEM ID
KIWA-ANRI-blkwsmn
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

ANRI Childlike Black Wise Man from 6” Nativity Set by Juan Ferrandiz

$228


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