Oh holy night...the glorious scene of that First Noel is presented in an exquisite set of ceramic figurines, hand painted in muted pastel hues and enhanced with a crackled finish that gives them the appearance of having weathered a century of Christmases. The origin of the nativity scene, or "creche," is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, who - according to the biography of St. Bonaventure - staged a living nativity scene composed of a hay-filled manger and livestock to enhance the celebration of midnight mass one Christmas. The tradition of the nativity scene reached peak popularity in America during the Victorian Era and became a seasonal staple in most homes. We are happy to carry on this time-honoured tradition with our classical crèche of heirloom calibur, destined to bless the family hearth for generations to come.
- Baby Jesus: 1".
- Mary: 2½".
- 3 Wisemen, Shepard, Joseph, Angel: 3½ x 2".
- Cow: 1 x 2".
- Horse: 2 x 1".
Style: #20 XM 2023419
Victorian Trading Co. offers quality, heirloom-caliber objects destined to become legacy. Our worry-free shopping guarantee: should you not be entirely delighted with your purchase, we will assure your exchange or reimbursement.