Antique Irish Convent Statue of Mary - Chalkware Polychrome - Virgin Mary - Coloured Freestanding Statue of Mother Mary c.1900s - RS135
Beautifully made, antique plaster statue of The Virgin Mary mother of Christ, made in Ireland at the very start of the 20th Century. The statue is freestanding and measures 17" or 43cm in height, including the grey coloured plinth and is approx. 4.5" or 11.5cm wide, and 4" or 10cm deep. The statue weighs 1.3kg / 2.8Lbs.
This lovely little statue is mainly self-coloured - so mostly white, with gold on the rosary and cross she is holding, her cloak is in plain white and the sash tied at Her waist is of a pale blue beautifully draped. There is a golden band at the neckline of her white dress and she stands on a mound with some red roses at her feet. There is a chip on the left of the base as you look at it, and some poor plaster repair at the back of the base - this is not seen when the statue is on display looking forward. Along with the general grime acquired over the years, there are signs of handling - some losses to paint, small chips to the plaster - as would be expected for a statue of this age that has not been displayed in a case. Small, very old paint repairs are evident where the Nuns have tried to maintain her colour.
This statue was acquired from a convent in East Cork that was clearing out old and unused items prior to a move. It had probably been in the lady Chapel or on the Alter of Our Lady.
As you travel the roads and lanes of Ireland you will see lots of beautiful statues of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin, as most clear water springs are dedicated to her and called Lady Wells. Although most of these statues are far larger, this is a very nice example and although a little chipped around some edges she is still serene and beautiful and would lend an atmosphere of peace to any room. The statuette is in completely original condition with little chips and scratches to the paint as might be expected. This chalk ware item has not been cleaned and will be despatched in this same condition, unless cleaning is requested - which we would do free of charge.
Your purchase will be carefully packed in recycled wrappings where possible and despatched by An Post or Courier Service.
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