Christmas House Featured Vendor
Department 56 Lighted Villages
Christopher Radko Collection
Jim Shore American Heartcrafted Folk Art
Annalee Figures
Old World Christmas Ornaments
German Nutcrackers, Smokers and Pyramids
Fontanini Nativities
Byers Choice Carolers
Lights and Treetops

Skilled artisans work from their homes in Bagni di Lucca, Italy to hand-paint these Fontanini figures using skills that have been passed down from generation to generation. The finely detailed figures are painted with a richly hued palette, then a final application of patina adds a mellow antique glow.

A single Fontanini figure can take up to two years from concept to completion, beginning with a detailed wax model and progressing through plaster and metal molds. The material used is a special polymer that never loses its beauty to chips or breakage. This makes Fontanini a special favorite with the families of curious children.