Village House - Large - w/ Pigeon House - Grand Modele (pigeonnier) - Size #2 / Elite

Large Village House with Pigeon House (Dovecote) - Grand Modele (pigeonnier)

At the top of this Large Village House is a Dovecote - an aviary / house for pigeons.  The dovecote provided fresh meat and highly valued manure and was a sign of the social rank of its owner. To have a dovecote one had to own a  definite amount of land for each pigeon. Originally know as a "columbarium" (the French word for dove is "dove," which is a symbol of peace and love), the bird holds a significant place agronomic in Provence's history. Breeding was not permitted in towns - and thus was spread to the plains of Provence.

Carbonel's Pigeonniers are a reflection Pigeonniers of the area.  Built with the resources available and built in the typical architectural style, they were eeliberately sited to be visible - confirming the social status of their owner. They were commonly attached next to agricultural buildings. 

Measures  6" wide x 4" deep x 10-1/4" high

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

Made in France

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


Item No. 2C221

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