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 font from France. It is two youthful angels with long hair and flowing robes enveloped in their magnificent wings. The pair are carrying a seashell shaped font bowl representing baptism. The piece is beautifully detailed bronze on a dark wood background. It is signed “S. Marchi E”.
Condition: The background is scratched but this can be easily repaired. Please See Pictures
This is a lovely vintage crucifix. Christ is shown twisted with the pain of His Passion, his corpus slumping away from the nails of the cross. The suffering of Our Lord is clearly evident and deeply compelling. His sacrifice cannot be ignored.
The wooden cross is simple and elegant with clean lines that help emphasize the impact of the corpus. Both the corpus and the “INRI” sign are hung by nails and can be removed.
Condition: There are some chips in the finish. Please see pictures.
This is a magnificent antique religious painting. It is an image of a very young Christ holding a globe surrounded by flowers. The globe and cross are an ancient symbol of authority and when Jesus is shown holding it it is referred to as the Salvator Mundi or The Savior of the World.
Reverse glass painting is an ancient folk art tradition of Bavaria. This piece is likely from the early turn of the century.
Condition: The backing is a vintage replacement. Please See Pictures