A Time Remembered

Circa: 1982
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Enesco Imports Corporation/Made in China
This Enesco Precious Moments figurine, Jesus Loves Me, is marked: 1982 / Jonathan & David / Licensee Enesco Imports / #E-9279 / China, with the star mark (1999-Matthew 2:2: Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.) Precious Moments, the trademark pastel-hued figurines with teardrop-shaped eyes, were created by Samuel Butcher of Missouri in 1978, with 21 figurines (Original 21). Sam Butcher was a preacher, and he based his creations on Christian values, naming each figurine based on either sayings from children, or deriving from their innocence. In 1974, a friend invited him to join forces and start the Jonathan & David inspirational greeting card business, utilizing the teardrop-eyed children Sam had been drawing for family and friends over the years. Sam called them Precious Moments because they carried messages of loving, caring and sharing to those he loved. This company was the first step toward the phenomenal success of Sam and his Precious Moments illustrations. In 1979, Enesco Corporation transformed the artwork into porcelain bisque figurines.
Beautifully detailed and in pastel colors, the little girl is holding a bunny rabbit.
In very good + condition without chips, cracks or fleabites she measures 3 inches tall, 1 5/8 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches deep.
An addition to any Precious Moments Collection.
SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have any questions contact me and thank you for looking.

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