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4" Christmas Tree Ornament San Fernando Rey de Espana California Mission Church Southwest Handmade Terracotta Clay Art Holiday Decor

Handmade Christmas Tree Ornament - San Fernando Rey de Espana California Mission ChurchSpaced along the California coast stand twenty-one mission churches. These simple yet massive structures of adobe and stone draw more travelers than most any other historical California attraction.This ornament design features the 16th Mission built and each detail is drawn from the artists original interpretations rendered in terra-cotta clay. It measures approximately 4 by 3 incn from the artists original interpretations rendered in terra-cotta clay. It measures approximately 4 by 3 inches and hangs from a polytwine loop. Each piece is glazed and kiln fired with the name of the Mission and Founding Date on the back side.The following information was compiled from The California Missions a Pictorial History, published in 1979. The 16th mission in the chain is San Fernando Rey de Espana, founded in 1797. Friendly Native Americans and the presence of four springs that flowed as if they would never run dry influenced the padres' decision to settle here.Have a beautiful Christmas Celebration, and add an original ornament to your Holiday Decor this Season or gift your favorite Ornament Collector. Collect all twenty-one and start a new tradition with your display! read more