17 Piece Franklin Mint 1989 Nativity - Gianni Benvenuti

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 11,2006
  • Channel: Online Auction
The Nativity

Franklin Mint 1989

by

Sculpture Gianni Benvenuti

Porcelain, Made in Thailand

This is a beautiful Nativity set. It would be a welcome addition to your home at Christmas or year round!

Previously owned and displayed. I am not the original owner. This set has more pieces than I have seen previously sold on Ebay. Even with the minor damage, it is still a great find! The Standing Camel is an amazing, beautiful and large piece not previously seen on Ebay. That piece alone, has great value. Please email me with any questions. Good Luck with your bidding!

Damage:

T is minor damage to the Angel with Bells (shown in photo #2), she has a chipped/missing pointer finger, see photo #4. The Hanging Angel (shown in photo #2) has a broken arm at the elbow and a broken wrist on that same arm which have been repaired, see photo #3. The arm and hand has been reglued, repainted and sealed. T is a gold ring hanger on the back of the Angel in which to hang it, that photo can be emailed to you if you desire. I do not have the special hanger piece, that Franklin Mint sold, that the Angel would hang on. The Three King - Balthasar (shown in photo #5) has three chipped/missing fingers on one hand, see photo #6. The Townswoman (shown in photo #10) has a missing/chipped thumb, that photo I can email you if interested. The Crystal Star (shown in photo #1, in the forefront) has a minor unnoticable chip on the back side of one of the star points (cannot show it in a photograph). All the chips/missing fingers have been repainted and sealed by a ceramic artist. I feel the result is very professional and hardly noticable. I apologize for not including all the photos, but t was not room for all of them and they can be emailed to you. The other pieces have no visible damage, having been displayed in a pet-free and smoke-free home. It is currently in a pet-free and smoke-free home.

I DO NOT have the paperwork, original boxes, the Hanging Angel stand (that the Angel hangs from) or the manger.

Pieces are as follows (measurements are approximate):

Mary - 5" H Joseph - 7.5" H Jesus - 3.5" W and 2.5" H Seated Camel - 4.5" H Standing Camel - largest piece - 8.5" H, 7" Long Seated Ox - 4" H Donkey - 4" H Crystal Star - 4 3/4" H Seated Shepherd with Lamb - 4.5" H Standing Shepherd - 7.5" H Servant with Flag - 7.5" H and Flag 9" H Townswoman - 6" H, missing thumb Three King - Melchior - 7" H Three King - Gaspar - 5" H Three King - Balthasar - 7.5" H, three missing fingers Angel with Bells - 8" H, missing pointer finger Hanging Angel - 7" H and 7.5" W, has a hanger in back, has repaired arm and wrist Shipping: Each large piece with be individually boxed and smaller pieces, two pieces may be boxed together. Each piece will be carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and all the individual boxes will be shipped in two larger boxes filled with peanuts and newspaper. Shipping will be by USPS. I suggest purchasing the insurance at $1.30 per $100.00 of value for USPS. I am not responsible once the item leaves my hands at the Post Office. Shipping and handling cost is $35.00.

NO RETURNS ACCEPTED, PURCHASING "AS IS"

PAYMENT: Will accept Paypal, Money Order or Cashiers Check. Upon receiving payment, item will be shipped within three days (excluding holidays).

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