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Early 20th c. French Virgin Mary Plaster Statue c.1940

$148

ABOUT

A vintage French plaster statue of the Virgin Mary with an original signature on the back. The piece has retained its original paint and is good condition with the appropriate patina. Minor chips denoted in photos.

  • CREATOR Unknown, France.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Chalkware, Hand Painted.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age.
  • DIMENSIONS H 16 in. x W 4 in. x D 3.5 in.

 HISTORY

Chalkware 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.

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