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 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.