This is a wonderful example of vintage devotional artwork. It is a wax figure of Saint Anthony holding a young Jesus. Saint Anthony is holding Christ on an open book while Our Lord is reaching up to hug the saint around the neck. It is very sweet.
The figure is decorated with Catholic symbols associated with Saint Anthony. The Christ Child represents a famous vision he had of Jesus. The book represents St. Anthony’s reputation as a theologian and a teacher and the lilies represent purity. Saint Anthony's feast day is June 13.
The monasteries of Germany, particularly the region of Bavaria, are famous for devotional artwork, known as Klosterarbeiten, often incorporating traditional wax art.
This piece is believed to have been produced by nuns in Bavaria. The wax art it housed in a shadowbox and decorated with metallic trim. The back has a personal note written in German.
This is a stunning antique religious plaque. It is a bas-relief image of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden being expelled by an angel. It depicts an intense moment as Adam and Eve cower in shame while the angel announces their punishment. The piece is intricately detailed with the lush foliage of the Garden giving it a feeling of movement and immediacy. Magnificent.
This is a beautiful print depicting The Last Supper after Leonardo da Vinci. Christ is shown at the center with a magnificent halo as He reveals the miracle of the Eucharist. The Apostles are seated to either side talking amongst themselves in alarm. The print is vibrant and full of energy.
This is a stunning portrait of Christ. Our Lord is shown giving a benediction with one hand while pointing to His Sacred Heart with the other. This is a highly detailed piece: Christ’s Sacred Heart radiates light while wrapped in thorns and topped in a flaming cross. The wounds of the Passion can be seen in His hands as gazes out with an expression of profound love. It is very moving.
Condition: The frame has some scratches to be expected with age. Please See Pictures.
This is a striking vintage madonna. The Blessed Virgin Mary is shown as a young woman wearing a beautiful veil framing her face with many soft folds. Our lady is elegantly poised with her head slightly bowed, her eyes lowered, and her palms together in adoration.
This piece is ceramic painted to look like wood. There reverse has the original tag indicating that was handmade in Germany.