#118 Faberge Nativity - Franklin Mint

Acquired 1997

This is another unique, lavish, radiant set I have been “eyeing” for a long time. The artwork is by Peter Carl Faberge from the House of Faberge, Franklin Mint. Each figure is crafted in the rich tradition of Russian folk art and sparkles with accents of gold and brilliant jewel-like colors. Each piece is crafted in fine porcelain and accented with 24 karat gold. The set builds a piece at a time delivered every three months until the set is complete. The set includes 12 pieces and the stable, and each piece is $77. I began the set in November of 1994 and completed it in August 1997. Total purchase price, $924.