#165 Lenox Gold Trimmed Nativity

Acquired 1996

Bob surprised me with this Lenox China Jewels Nativity Collection during Christmas, 1996. He began the set with the Holy Family. Each figurine is sculpted of fine ivory china and embellished with lustrous gold and hand-applied raised enamel accent jeweling. In the Starter Set, Mary is gold and blue trimmed. Each of the three Holy Family pieces is priced at $69.95. Christmas, 1997, Bob added the three kings to the set. Each king was priced at $69.95.While shopping at the Gilroy Outlets while Bob was moose hunting in Canada, in November 2000, I stumbled across a Lenox Outlet Store. They just happened to have the Lenox China Jewels Nativity Collection. In that it was at the outlet store, I seemed quite possible the set could be discontinued soon. They just happened to have all the pieces to the set I was missing. Therefore, I took advantage of the situation and purchased them! I added the donkey, cow, kneeling angel, adoring angel, innkeeper, two camels, and the drummer boy. Total purchase price for the seven pieces, $413.