This is a wonderful example of vintage devotional artwork. The image is of Our Lady as the Queen of Heaven. The Madonna is shown wearing a crown, holding a scepter, and standing upon a crescent moon.
Christ is giving a blessing while holding an orb, representing His dominion over the world. This is Our Lord as the Salvator Mundi or Savior of the World.
The reverse is covered with a page from a book. It is in Latin and looks to be a church history mentioning the Virgin Mary. There is also a tag that reads “Nr. 371 Munchner Madonna.” This image of the Queen of Heaven is from the famous statue in Munich.
Although we do not have the provenance for this piece, wax art is a very old Bavarian tradition.
Condition: There is some damage to the wax and the frame. Please see pictures.
This is a sweet vintage religious statue. It is a young Christ shown in beautiful iridescent robes and with 22k gold paint detailing. The Child Jesus is shown giving a benediction with one hand while holding a globe with a cross in the other. 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.
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