Set of 3 Fortune, lucky, longlife decor
Real Vintage French hand painted miniature porcelain set.
It could be placed as decor in home or
on top of cupcake/ birthday cake/ wedding cake.
French people put this tiny dolls inside a cake like a fortune cookie.See who is lucky and got the doll inside the cake
***HISTORY ABOUT FRENCH FEVES***
History about the french porcelain dolls (french feves )
Feves (French for “bean”) are tiny figurines that are made to be put inside a "King's Cake" for the "Epiphany" Holiday, which is celebrated every year on January 6th, the 12th day of Christmas. Tradition states that this is the day that the three wise men or "Three Kings" came to Bethlehem, to honor the birth of Christ. Traditionally it was a fava bean that was placed inside the cake. Whoever finds the feve in his or her slice of cake, is king for the day. SInce it was good luck to get the feve in your cake - these little items were saved and treasured.
In the 1870s the bean was replaced with small porcelain figurines; good luck charms, religious figures, saints etc, and a collecting craze was begun! The oldest feves were porcelain. As the years sped by, designs became more elaborate; different glazes were used, they were hand painted or gilded. Following WWI, due to supply shortages, plastic feves were made. Now this tradition of Feve production and collecting has been completely commercialized, and there is a vast assortment of porcelain, plastic and metal figures that are made. A lot of the newest feves are sold in series – more for collecting than for actually placing in cakes. Designs include everything from Harry Potter and Disney to the high fashion shoes and purses. Collecting Feves is very popular in France. The series are generally only produced for a single year.
In excellent unused condition. No any chips /defect, it is great to keep as a decorative collector item, doll house and home decor.
Measurement:Around 20mm base, 25-30mm tall, 15mm width each piece
Hand painted in France, Monaco.
I bought this lovely piece in Monaco, France in a shop.
Relocated, sell for HKD 250 fixed for 3
no bargain please!
Serious buyers only
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