The history of Fontanini dates way back with roots that lie in the tradition of Bagni di Lucca, where the founding figurine makers are found. The town, which was a favourite of the rich Englishmen who frequently visited its famous spas, now also lives on due to the figurine industry. The last representatives of this hard-working category of figurine-makers still live in the area who have passed their craft down from generation to generation.
Emamnuele Fontanini began production of intricate figurines in 1908 beginning with creating doll faces and small toys, and with the advent of new materials, the company has grown to being the source of heirloom nativity sets and figurines it is today.
This listing is for one figurine, #101 also called The Vagabond which is stamped 1983 on the bottom and bears the Fontanini fountain logo
Local customers can pick up their order in store Thursday through Sunday from 12 - 5pm at 1884 Danforth Avenue. Use coupon code LocalPickup at last page of checkout to remove shipping cost.
All Canadian and USA orders ship in sturdy packaging through Canada Post's regular service.
Overseas orders 1lb or 12" or under will automatically ship via Air Mail at 7 - 10 business days. Orders over these dimensions will ship via SEA MAIL which takes 6 - 12 weeks with orders usually arriving within 7 weeks. This method is slow but very economical and reliable despite the slow pace.
Overseas orders over 1lb or 12" can be upgraded to Air Mail service but this can be up to double the shipping cost. For most accurate rate, contact us.
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Due to the nature of vintage items being used, we cannot guarantee that any item will be in perfect working condition. Oftentimes vintage items need a bit more creativity to operate than a brand new item and can have unique quirks like a stiff button, or wiggly latch. We do our best to thoroughly test and describe the condition of every item we sell.
Returns will be handled on a case by case basis, and partial refunds will not be given under any circumstances.
Returns must be shipped back at customer's expense and original purchase and shipping will be refunded after a case is opened with Canada Post.