Fisherman with Net - Pêcheur au filet - Size #2 / Elite

Fisherman with Net -– Pêcheur au filet

The Fisherman is number 16 on the list of the top 20 Essential Santons for a Provençal Creche . He is a pivotal figure in Provence, whether he works with his nets in the sea, or, as an angler, casting his pole into a local stream. As a Santon, his origin is in the early nativity plays and creche-parlant. Foremost, he is a classic figure of the Port of Marseille and its very important fishing trade of the Mediterranean. Fish, whether freshwater or from the sea, are basic to the Provençal diet. 

Enjoy our blog post on the significance of the Fisherman.

Provençal Figurines  by C. Galtier and E. Cattin, translated by John Lee (Editions Ouest-France, 13 rue du Breil, Rennes, 1996) provides a list of the top 20 Santons "essential" to the Provençal creche.

Size #2 / Elite (the 2-3/4 inch - 7 cm size). 

Made in France

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Santons Marcel Carbonel
Since 1935
The Premier Santons Workshop
Marseille, France

 

Item No. 2C90



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