Tradition in real wood, Hand-made ANRI Quality. For 4 generations ANRI has been passing over and perfecting the Groeden Valley tradition
of woodcarving and hand painting. We guarantee high ANRI quality of exquisite detail and finish.
Nativity sizes indicate the approximate height of Joseph. All other nativity pieces within a set are sized accordingly.
At Christmas Treasures we offer our customers a huge selection of ANRI articles.
From ANRI ornaments to ANRI nativity sets, you will find them the whole year in our shop, ready to be sent.
We also offer a choice of ANRI retired items, which increase in value every day.
As a merchant Alois Riffeser (1872-1912) travelled to the major European cities to sell the figurines and toys which were brought from the different farmers of the Gröden Valley.
In 1912 his son Josef Anton Riffeser (1912-1945) founded the ANRI Company which he named using the first two letters of his first and last name.
After World War I, where he was in a prisoner of war camp in Siberia, he formulated his plan for a woodcarving company. He created his own models which he distributed successfully and mainly in the Alpine region.
His wife Carolina Adolf Riffeser (1912-1945) ran the company during difficult years of the war and the absence of her husband. Especially her formative influence for social aspects were well accepted and gained the confidence of the home workers. She also inaugurated the first canteen in the region.
Anton Adolf Rifferser (1945-1970) was the visionary of ANRI and transformed the traditional trade into an industrial production in central workshops for better control. He also created a distribution network of wholesalers. He ventured to expand to the United States and found in Schmid Paul a partner who contributed essentially in the distribution of the ANRI name and products. The international market was conquered.
Employed by Toni and Ernst Riffeser, Edmund Dellago (1954-1989) was responsible to strengthen the contacts with the business partners. As a sales director he achieved constant growth by attending important tradeshows in Europe and overseas. He introduced an advanced management.
Responsible for the market orientated product development Ernst Riffer (1970-2000) was able to engage well known artists such as Ferrandiz, Granget, Diller, and Sarah Kay.
In the best years he employed 230 craftsmen and 100 home workers who mainly produced music boxes. During this period the collector market was created and with the extensive information tours to USA and Japan the ANRI name became well known.
Since 2000, Thomas Riffeser’s challenge is to reorganize the distribution completely and to deliver to retailers all around the world directly from the house of ANRI. New products and production are required to maintain the high standards ANRI has set.
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