Pigeon House - Pigeonnier - Size #2 / Elite

Pigeon House - Pigeonnier


The Dovecote, is 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 deliberately sited to be visible - confirming the social status of their owner. They were commonly attached next to agricultural buildings. 

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. 2C196Rect 2C196Round

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