#302 Lang and Wise - The Blessing

Acquired 2002

In Eureka Springs, Ark. July 2002, while Bob was napping in our motel room, I decided to take a walk to a little shopping village nearby. As I strolled through several stores, I saw this set and passed it by. Looking up after a short while, there was Bob coming to check on me. I showed him this set but told him I didn't really need this traditional set in that we already had this style. However, as we visited with the salesclerk, we learned Lang and Wise is discontinuing their gift-ware line including this nativity set. My precious husband insisted that it be added to the collection and I'm so glad he did because it is exquisite. We learned that it could be purchased as a set with the three kings or as a set with the shepherds, but not with both! Bob settled that problem by purchasing both sets to create one complete 10-piece set. Featuring the artwork of Stewart Sherwood, the set was exclusively designed for Lang and Wise. All pieces are hand-painted in an elegant distinctive manner. In this set, Mary and Joseph are kneeling before the Baby. The purchase price for the kings, $98. Purchase price for the shepherds, $78.