We’re excited to share something special that’s went into our booth at Avonlea Antiques and Design Gallery yesterday, this gorgeous Lenox Jewels Nativity Collection. Actually, we’re offering 12 pieces plus crèche. The full Jewels collection consists 32 pieces that Lenox produced between 1993 and 2007.

I found a full-page Bloomingdale’s ad in New York Magazine, dated November 27, 1995. It features only 9 pieces of the ivory-colored china pieces, and we have all of those shown plus more.
Lenox Jewels Nativity
In case you can’t make out the ad’s text, it reads:

Some moments can become part of our lives forever. Loving traditions handed down from generation to generation. Like the Lenox China Jewels Nativity Collection.™ A grouping of ivory fine china figurines to lovingly collect or give piece by piece. Each is beautifully detailed in gold and accented with hand enameling.

We bought this Lenox Jewels Nativity at an estate sale home belonging to a woman who loved to decorate for every holiday. Rooms overflowed with items for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, Independence Day, and Valentine’s Day.

Here’s the set we have:

Lenox Jewels Nativity

The Lenox Jewels Nativity Collection is unique because of its enamel jeweling and 24 Karat gold accents, painstakingly applied by hand.

These next photos come from Replacements.com because they show the wonderful artistry in detail:

Lenox Jewels Nativity
Baby Jesus – retired 2007
Lenox Jewels Nativity
Mary – retired 2007
Lenox Jewels Nativity
Joseph – retired 2007
Lenox Jewels Nativity
Angel, Hands Open – retired 1999
Lenox Jewels Nativity
Shepherd Kneeling – retired 1996
Lenox Jewels Nativity
Drummer Boy – retired 2007
Lenox Jewels Nativity
Angel Kneeling – retired 2007
Lenox Jewels Nativity
King Balthazar – retired 2007
Lenox Jewels Nativity
King Gaspar – retired 2007
Lenox Jewels Nativity
King Melchior – retired 2007
Lenox Jewels Nativity
Donkey – retired 2007
Lenox Jewels Nativity
Camel, Kneeling – 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Each figure in our collection is carefully wrapped, and comes with a styrofoam box that sits in a cardboard box. It’s quite compact:

Lenox Jewels Nativity Boxed

One final shot of the Nativity displayed in our booth, although today it’s moving to the front of the store so that guests will see it as soon as they come in the door.
Lenox Jewels Nativity

Thanks for stopping by, we’ve got to fly —

Ann Marie and David

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