Our Gilded Nativity—a new introduction for us—began by sculpting each figurine’s fluid draping in clay, followed by forging in solid pewter with a heightened focus on engraved textures and finely detailed, raised decorations. Artisans individually polish each Melchior figurine before burnishing with two metal patinas: first, antiqued silver for select lustre highlights, and then the final gilding in antiqued 18K gold—a challenging process for our master craftsmen in Rhode Island.
- Materials: Cast pewter with an 18K gold and light brown antique finish with high-polishedareas and silver-tone highlights. Handcrafted in New York and Rhode Island.
- Dimensions: 4.25" W 7" H 3.75" D
Jay Strongwater's designs are rooted in jewelry making and are reminiscent of beautiful, old-world opulence. Each piece is meticulously hand made and bejeweled with semi-precious stones, often requiring weeks to complete. All Jay Strongwater pieces are expertly handcrafted and are of exceptional, heirloom quality.
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