Mireille with a Jug - Mireille à la cruche - Size #1 / Cricket

Mireille with a jug - Mireille a la cruche

Mireille with her jug is dressed in the traditional dress of Arles. 

In the early 19th century Frederic Mistral wrote a romantic poem Mireille. Charles Gounod based his opera Mireille on Mistral's poem. The essence of the story revolves around Mireille and her forbidden lover, Vincent - the basket-maker from Vallabrègues. Vincent as a basket-maker is perceived by Mirielle's father, a farmer, to be beneath her station. Both the poem and the opera are a story rich in the tapestry of Provencal traditions, beliefs, and customs.

Size #1 / Cricket (the 1-5/8 inch - 4 cm size)

Made in France

Santons Marcel Carbonel
Since 1935
The Premier Santons Workshop
Marseille, France
Item No. 1C62

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