When Anton Adolf Riffeser took over in 1945, he transformed the ANRI company, adopting a more industrial model which allowed for better quality control and distribution to new markets.He was followed by Ernst Riffeser who was able to enlist the services of many well known artists including Juan Ferràndiz, Sarah Kay and others.You have produced a much needed documentary on Anri and one that will be enjoyed by so many people long after all of us are gone. You have done a super job, and I am sure everyone will be as happy as I am with the outcome.....
This is a top quality coffee table book that takes hours to browse and review. There is just so many undiscovered items that even after many years of collecting I have not seen until the book arrived.
Page 66 with the troops of caroling toothpick holders will make anyone laugh! I received my book yesterday and I was shaking when I opened it I was so excited. I told my husband he can look at it but he is not allowed to touch it, much like my Anri carvings !!
It all began in the late 19th century when Alois Riffeser traveled to the major European cities to sell the wood carved figurines and toys which were bought from the farmers of the Gröden Valley located in the Dolomite region of the Alps.
This area in South Tyrol was part of Austria-Hungary at the time until being annexed to Italy in 1919.
She was especially influential as her social positions were well accepted and gained the confidence of the home workers.
She also inaugurated the first canteen of the region.
We have been on the look out for just such a book for years.
Thank you so much for all the hours of research it must have taken to produce it.
He created his own models which he distributed successfully, mainly in the Alpine region.
Josef’s wife, Carolina Riffeser ran the company during the difficult years of war and the absence of her husband.
He had it and spotted something interesting so I asked to see it.