Belgian Virgin Mary Plaster Bust c.1950
This is an original vintage plaster bust of the Virgin Mary made in Belgium. It is flat on one side which indicates it may have been in a church or cathedral. The piece has retained its original paint and is good condition with appropriate patina for its age. Minor chips denoted in photos.
- CREATOR Unknown
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1950
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Chalkware, Hand Painted.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age.
- DIMENSIONS H 16 in. x W 14 in. x D 7 in.
HISTORYChalkware sustained its peak popularity from the late eighteenth century through the mid-twentieth century, though it is not entirely clear when in the process it acquired this name.