Vintage French Santon Figurine Man Hand Painted Creche Provence Terra Cotta

Price: $46.00
Product ID : 1306
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Vintage santon figurine, man in blue shirt, vest, yellow pants, and a lack hat.  Santons have been made in Provence France since the late 1700's.  They are made for Nativity scenes, of terra cotta, and hand painted.  I do believe this santon has some age to it, I have not been able to find any similar to these.  

He has a light chip under the brim of his hat, and another on the top of his hat. There is some light wear, and scuff marks to the paint.  There are no markings on the bottom.

Santons originated during the French Revolution when churches were forcibly closed, and the people could no longer have their large nativity sets.

I have five santons listed, to see them please use santon in the search box. 

This santon stands 4 3/4 inches tall with a 1 1/8 x 1 1/4 inch base.