A Neapolitan Creche Figure

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A Neapolitan Creche Figure

WALPOLES
A NEAPOLITAN POLYCHROMED TERRACOTTA and carved wood CRECHE FIGURE, LATE 18TH or EARLY 19TH CENTURY; dressed in the original silk and cotton clothing and adorned with jewellery. The head set with glass eyes. Traditionally, the main focus of Christmas decorations in Italy is the Nativity scene or presepe. Every church has a presepe and as do many of the squares, shops, and other public areas. Displays often go beyond the manger scene and may even include a representation of the entire village. The 18th century was the golden age of Creche art and Neapolitan royalty soon adopted this tradition for their personal enjoyment and leading artists could be commissioned to create miniature nativity figures. They demanded the finest details including realistic glass eyes and fine silk and brocade fabrics. It is recorded that the King's own collection numbered over 6,000 figures.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 50cm (19.5in)

Period: 

19th Century

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WALPOLES

111 Portobello Road,
London
W11 2DY
United Kingdom

WWW.WALPOLEANTIQUES.COM

Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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