Knife grinder - Remouleur
He travels the roads selling his services, dipping into villages on his way. From village to village he enjoys taking with him the local gossip, embellishing as he goes. Entertaining he is and ever so cheerful.
Enjoy our blog entry on the Knife Grinder, who is considered to be the No. 5 "Essential" Santons for a Provençal creche.
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 Puce (Flea) / Chip (the 1 inch - 2.5 cm size)
Made in France
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