This is a fantastic antique religious collector’s piece. It is a stunning bell with a figure of the Blessed Virgin Mary above three scenes from Lourdes. The images are: the Basilica of Lourdes, a vignette of Bernadette in the Grotto, and Our Lady as the Immaculate Conception. The images are richly colored and have iridescent highlights. Gorgeous!
This piece is a soft metal with a brass finish on a marble base and is bent in some places. The spring for the clapper is still tight and functions perfectly. The bell tone, however, is a dull thud. We assume the bell can be easily repaired or replaced. Please see photos.
This is a beautiful vintage devotional wall plaque. The Blessed Virgin Mother is shown holding a young Christ in her arms. Our Lady is holding Jesus in both hands with a bouquet of roses in the crook of her arm. So Sweet.
This is a magnificent vintage religious devotional. It is a sculpted image of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding an infant Christ in her arms. Our Lady is wearing voluminous medieval style robes with a shorter veil over long hair. Christ Jesus is shown holding a dove in one hand, representing the Holy Spirit, and a loaf of bread in the other, representing the Holy Eucharist.
This piece has a matt finish with green patina highlighting the details. The reverse is painted gold and there are two holes to allow mounting.
This is a fantastic vintage piece of devotional art. It is a sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding a toddler Jesus on her lap. Our Lady is sitting comfortably in a chair hugging Our Lord close. This piece is after the famous 1514 painting “The Madonna della Seggiola” by Raphael.
It is in an oval frame, matted and with convex glass. T
Please Note: Similar pieces are often mistakenly referred to as Meerschaum, but most are made French Pipeclay.
Condition: The original backing has been replaced with cardboard. Please See Pictures