This is an unusual larger sized religious Quimper / French pottery figurine. It is one of a small group of antique figures made in France that I have available in the online Iconic Edinburgh shop.
Quimper Faience (tin-glazed pottery) was produced near Quimper in Brittany in France. The pottery was first established in 1708. The decoration is all painted by hand.
It is a little sculptural figure of the Virgin Mary / Madonna.
She holds a chubby baby Jesus in her arms.
She is shown wearing a long bright yellow dress. The bodice is decorated with green and rust-coloured dots with burnt orange trims. The skirt section is decorated with bright green diamond checks. She wears her traditional blue veil and cloak. Check out the chubby baby - yowzah! he is a big boy!
She is very naively modelled - and is totally adorable. The figure is made of a light brown coloured pottery - and it looks like it has been made from pouring liquid clay into a mould. The base is sealed over with an air hole in the base. The tin glaze is applied and is slightly grey-blue in colour and all the details are hand-painted.
This is certainly an attractive Quimper figurine; perfect for your display cabinet.
The figure measures 10 inches in height. It is all so beautifully hand-painted - and I just love the wee face of the baby.
A genuine piece dating to the late 19 century / early 20th century
It is unsigned - so hard to assess which Quimper factory or maker was involved in the production of this one.
It is in perfect antique condition with no damages.
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