Exceptional Large French Church Altar Statue of Jesus. This is a superb and very beautiful chalkware statue which would have adorned the altar of a church in France. It is exceptionally large at 30 tall - see measurements below.
It dates from the C19th and would have been hand painted. The colours, now a little muted are really gorgeous.The statue is beautifully timeworn with a little damage to the hands and a small hole in the top of the head, probably where a wire halo was. We have left this as found so that it could be repaired should you wish. These look great when they have been used and loved over the years, the imperfections only add to the appeal I think. The figure stands on a rock with the instruments of the passion at the base: the crown of thorns, whip, chalice etc. The arms are outstretched with the hands being cast separately and fixed in place with metal pins.
It is extremely heavy at 13.5 kg! Height: 30in (76cm) Width: 28in (71cm) Depth at Base: 10in (25cm). Collection is possible direct from the courier in Dorset by prior arrangement on Saturday mornings. The item "HUGE Rare 30 Genuine Antique C19th French CHURCH ALTAR STATUE Jesus Christ" is in sale since Friday, August 31, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Statues & Figures".
The seller is "kitty-williams" and is located in Blandford. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.