My Dolls like to collect. They love to have their own doll collection. And porcelaine fèves are the perfect size for a mini collection of dolls.
Fèves are hand painted, porcelain or ceramic figurines. They are made to be put inside an Epiphany Cake, or King Cake (Gâteau de Roi) for the “Epiphany” Holiday (La fête de l’épiphanie ou fête des rois) that originate in France. This holiday is celebrated every year on January 6th and tradition states that this is the day that the three wise men came to Bethlehem, to honor the baby Jesus. A long running tradition in France is to bake a cake, and insert a bean (fève) inside the cake. The person who finds the bean in his or her slice, is king for the day. More recently, this “bean” has been replaced by a ceramic or porcelain figure. This tradition has been commercialized, and there is a very wide assortment of porcelain and gold figures that are made for the Epiphany. They go by several names, King Cake figures, Epiphany figures, or “Fèves”.
And my dolls love the fèves made by Dior. These are small recreations of vintage couture looks. And every year the release a new set. These sets are made by the pâtisserie Yver in Grandville located near the Christian Dior Museum.
They make these sets from 2014 so there 4 sets out now.
You can buy them in the pâttiserie Yver and the giftshop from the museum. And for us doll lovers you can also order them at Facets Boutiques. For more information: