This is a 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 an antique sculptural figure of the Virgin Mary / Madonna.
This one is less colourful - and has a simple white tin-glaze with the pattern of the Virgin's dress picked out in blue - and little details of their features picked out with black paintwork.
She holds a chubby baby Jesus in her arms. He is dressed in a blue baby outfit.
Again, 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. After the first firing of the figure - the sculpture is coated in a tin glaze - which is slighted grey-white in colour. The base is closed over and sealed.
This is certainly an attractive Quimper figurine; perfect for your display cabinet.
The figure measures 10 3/4 inches in height. The base plinth is 4 inches x 3 1/4 inches.
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.
Again, it is in good antique condition with no major damages. There are a couple of wee chips to the crown of the Madonna, but nothing major - and quite acceptable given its age. The crown is open and it could be used to hold a candle - so would be a nice decorative piece to put on your Christmas dining table.
HAPPY TO POST INTERNATIONALLY, PLEASE ASK FOR POSTAGE COSTS OUTSIDE OF THE UK.