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Williraye 'Mini Willi' Nativity

The Precious Gift 'Mini Willi' Nativity

Product Number: #WW7711
Company: Coyne's & Co
Artist: Bobbe Punzel-Schuknecht
Artist: Jeff Schuknecht
Composition: Resin
Introduced: 2007
Retired: 2008
Original Price: $85.00
Pieces: 10 Figurines, Stable

The Precious Gift 'Mini Willi' Nativity by Williraye was sold as a complete set. Pieces were never sold individually.

Williraye Studio was a collaboration between Bobbe Punzel-Schuknecht and her husband Jeff Schuknecht. Bobbe gathered inspiration from farm life to create her drawings, Jeff turned those drawings into wood carvings, and Bobbe then hand painted the figurines. In the mid-1990s they were discovered by Coyne's & Company who offered them a chance to reproduce their original figurines. Coyne's produced resin copies of original Williraye carvings even after Bobbe passed away in 2013. Jeff said that he intended to keep working with Coyne's, but I have found no references to him past that date. In late 2015, Coyne's was acquired by Forside, LLC. In December of 2016 the Coyne's brand name was discontinued and Williray was transitioned to the Forside brand. In September of 2018, Forside announced that it would no longer be producing Williraye.




The Precious Gift 'Mini Willi' Nativity - Holy Family

Mary, Baby Jesus, & Joseph





The Precious Gift 'Mini Willi' Nativity - Stable

Nativity Stable





The Precious Gift 'Mini Willi' Nativity - Angel

Nativity Angel





The Precious Gift 'Mini Willi' Nativity - Shepherd

Nativity Shepherd





The Precious Gift 'Mini Willi' Nativity - Sheep

Nativity Sheep





The Precious Gift 'Mini Willi' Nativity - Trees

Nativity Trees








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