19th Century Neapolitan Italian Terracotta Virgin Mary Figure Manikin
19th Century Neapolitan Italian Terracotta Virgin Mary Figure, an antique manikin with face, hands and feet realized in hand-moulded and hand-painted terracotta, joined to the mannequin with superlative embroidered Dress, even the petticoat is decorated with golden embroideries.
The Virgin Mary figure has glass eyes, is wearing a a crown in embossed and silvered metal surrounded by a ray of stars of the same material.
Standing on a rectangular wooden base, lined with green fabric, good condition, wear consistent with age and use. Southern Italian origin.
height: 55.5 cm
width: 25.5 cm
depth: 15 cm
A pair of antique Italian Angels, two Baroque polychrome-painted and carved giltwood torchères dating back to late 17th century and coming from an private villa of Siena, a Tuscan city in Central Italy. This rare pair of hand-carved, painted and gilded Cembran pinewood sculptures represent two standing angels figures,with long curled hairs showing a deep carving and excellent gilding, holding a cornucopia, symbol of abundance and prosperity. Both candelabra sculptures raising on stepped and squared armorial bases, with the brotherhood symbol, a kind of symbol of the Golgotha drawn in white tempera. They are also adorned with a blue and red polychrome cloth under a gilded robe.
Overall good and original conditions, wear consistent with use and four centuries of age, wings and one arm missing. In the past, this antique statues have been probably used as lamps. Period: 1600
Height: 70.5 cm - 27,76 inches Width: 17 cm - 6,70 inches Depth: 13 cm - 5 1/8 inch
Of Italian origin, this desk accessory dates back to the very early 20th century, comes from Tuscany, Arezzo and it is in good condition except two minor breaks visible on the ring, see closed up detail.