#828 Mystery Painted Tall Nativity

Acquired 2018

I walked into Marcy’s Hallmark Store here in Modesto on Tuesday, November 14th, for a greeting card and saw their lovely nativity collection table prominently displayed in their store which pleased me. In many Christmas stores I visit, I must hunt for the nativities in their back corner! The day I was there was their Tuesday Senior Discount Day which I usually miss! Among the several nativities displayed, this elegant, bright, shiny tall nativity caught my eye! I told the clerk it must go home with me. The piece weighs over six pounds and is solid wood. Joseph is 20” tall and Mary kneels under him with her Christ Child in His manger. It is painted white and gold with touches of silver throughout. It has a decoupaged feel to the artist’s painting. When I asked where it came from the answer was “Made in China”! Unfortunately, no company name was available, so I refer to this stunning piece as my Mystery Painted Tall nativity. Purchase price with my 10% discount - $54.00.