February 25, 2016

My Alice in Wonderland collection - King cake porcelain figurines

In France and Belgium  Epiphany Day ( the Celebration of the 3 Wise Men) in early January is celebrated with a special cake (the King Cake or Galette des rois) in which a little item called "fève" (bean, as originally the item was an uncooked bean) is hidden. The person who gets the "fève" is king or queen for a day.
The tradition dates back to Ancient Rome ...for more info, check Wikipedia ;)
Fèves are highly collectibles so it's not surprising that they made Alice and Disney ones.

The Queen and King of Hearts
This porcelain set is from 1997.  It was made by Arguydal.
Every few years they make a new version. I sure would like the gold and platinum edition  with an Alice holding Dinah :)

Blog Fèves-Disney


March Hare and Mad Hatter

A bad ass Alice and the White Rabbit

The rare Walrus and Carpenter

And an even rarer caterpillar and the Tweedles

And of course, the Cheshire Cat


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toosis said...

Anna Alice is one of my favorite themes. I love it. I would definately buy a set like that if I found it in a vintage shop.

Tina Lindholm Kanerva said...

Oh! I would have loved to have found a figure like that in my cake. Not a tradition we have in Sweden. Too bad.

Stephanie Kilgast said...

Seeing your incredible collection, I might end up an Alice themed sculpture at some point :D

StaroftheEast said...

These are adorable!
I would love to see your cabinets where you keep all this in on display, I am guessing a cabinet as you have cats :)

BHB Kidstyle said...

They are so much fun, especially the caterpillar! Great collectible items!

AToM said...

Nice tradition! We don't celebrate any kings here :P and we don't have any surprise cakes either ! Maybe that's why we love Kinder Surprise so much :)) PS: did Kinder ever had a Alice inspired collection?

Unknown said...

So adorable!

Nyuta said...

Stunning collection!