Emanuele - 2008 Event Figure
The Fontanini Nativity Founder, Emanuele Fontanini is a 5 inch scale 2008 Event Figure to celebrate The House of Fontanini's 100th anniversary.
Fontanini Nativity figures are made in Italy and are richly detailed and hand-painted in an old-world palette for authenticity and enduring beauty. The figures are handcrafted from a specially formatted polymer that is resistant to chipping and breaking.
The Fontanini Nativity story Emanuele: The founder of the House of Fontanini, Emanuele began hand-carving Nativities many, many years ago. He traveled through Europe, carving and selling his wares, until he finally had saved enough money to return to his home in Italy. As time went on, Emanuele's three sons joined his business, as did many other relatives and neighbors from the local area. The business grew and flourished. Through seven decades, some of the materials and manufacturing processes evolved and changed, but the first step in the process remains the same - the creation of an original sculpture. Each figurine in the Fontanini collection continues to be beautifully crafted - Emanuele's legacy lives on.