Beautiful Irish Religious Statuette -  Statue of Our Lady of Knock

Beautiful Irish Religious Statuette - Statue of Our Lady of Knock

Code: RS141


H: 11" (27.9 cm)W: 3" (7.6 cm)D: 3" (7.6 cm)



Beautiful Irish Religious Statuette -  Statue of Our Lady of Knock - 11" high - by the Knock Pottery - RS141


A superbly pretty statuette; in simple lines a creamy white image of Our Lady of Knock. This item was made by the now closed Knock Pottery making a highly collectable item. There is no colour decoration to the figure other than small lines of gold adornment resulting in a very innocent and ethereal look. The base if the statue has been dipped into a green glaze to ground the piece to denote a small mound of irish grass and show its Irish origins in a wonderful yet simple touch. Probably produced in the sixties or seventies.

The story of our Lady of Knock goes as follows:
The evening of Thursday, 21 August 1879, was a very wet night. At about 8 o'clock it was raining as Mary Byrne, who was from the village, was going home with the priest's housekeeper, Mary McLoughlin. Byrne stopped suddenly when she saw the gable of the church. She claimed she saw three life-size figures. She ran home to tell her parents and soon others from the village gathered. The witnesses said they saw an apparition of Our Lady, Saint Joseph and Saint John the Evangelist at the south gable end of the Church of Saint John the Baptist. 

The vision of Mary was described as being beautiful, standing a few feet above the ground. She was described as wearing a white cloak, hanging in full folds and fastened at the neck. She was described as "deep in prayer", with her eyes raised to heaven, her hands raised to the shoulders or a little higher, the palms inclined slightly to the shoulders.

This beautiful mid-century statue stands at 11" or 28cm high, with an oval base diameter of  3" or 7.5 cm. Without any packaging she weighs 600 grammes.  

Your purchase will be carefully packed in recycled wrappings where possible and despatched by An Post or Courier Service. 
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