Fontanini began crafting figures and decorations of heirloom quality as a thirteen year-old in 1893.
Son Mario headed up the company’s 1960 technological revolution with the arrival of plastic and using it to inject into moulds.
Fontanini is famous for its nativity scenes and the company still exists.
These three ballerinas were likely made in the early 1970s. They are marked with the spider trademark and “despose italy” and are numbered 351, 352 and 353. They stand 9 inches tall and are beautifully made.
$90 for the trio.