Woman with a Foot Warmer - Femme à la chaufferette - Size #3 / Grande

Woman with a Foot Warmer - Femme à la chaufferette - Fremo eme l'escaufeto

The Woman with a Foot Warmer is one of the characters cherished for their wisdom (known as the "old ones of the crib") - they symbolize commonsense and experience. As a well-to-do, middle class woman she carries her copper foot warmer (upon which one rests one's feet - the cinders inside maintaining the heat) and a red umbrella (a symbol of respectability in Provence).  She wears "la coqueto" - the white headdress which fastens under her chin. Her shawl, called the chimney sweep ("le ramoneur"), is double flounced and is of a color (dark green) and a cloth that conceal any ash smudges that may come her way.

Size #3 / Grande (the 3-1/2 inch - 9 cm size)

Made in France

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

 

Item No. 3C34



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