This is an amazing vintage statue. Our Lady stands holding a toddler Jesus in one arm and a book in the other. She is strikingly elegant with copious robes that flow around her. Our Lord looks to be 5 or 6 years old, has curly hair, and is nude in her arms. The skill of the artist can be seen in the graceful folds of her robes and the fine detailing on their hands and feet. The entire piece feels animated, as if the artist caught them in motion. Magnificent!
This is made of very subtly colored alabaster resin. It was originally attached to a pedestal and has residue on the base, but can stand freely. Please see pictures.
Condition: There is a small chip in Mary’s veil near her left eye. The statue also needs to be cleaned.
This is a fantastic antique religious painting. It is an image of Saint Martin of Tours in roman armor on horseback. He is shown cutting his cloak off with his sword to give to a poor beggar. Saint Martin is the patron saint of the poor, soldiers, conscientious objectors, tailors, and winemakers. Feast Day: November 11.
Reverse glass painting is an ancient folk art tradition of Bavaria. This piece is likely from the early turn of the century. The frame appears to be original but the backing is more recent.
This is a charming vintage devotional statuette. The piece is a vignette of a young girl kneeling in prayer before a wayside shrine of the Infant of Prague. She has brought a basket full of beautiful flowers to place before the Christ Child. It is darling!
This is a hand painted Lefton china piece titled “ The Lord watches over us”.
This is an amazing antique religious statue. It depicts Christ as a young boy resting on a stone bench. He is wearing a robe with the “IHS” Christogram on His breast. Our Lord is resting His head on one arm while He holds a crown of thorns in His lap. His bare feet peek out from under his long robe. Two white doves watch over Him as He sleeps. It is a moving piece.
Condition: The paint is chipped in one spot on the back of His hair. Please See Pictures.