Rare antique carved natural red coral religious Madonna figure Italian Chinese

Rare antique carved natural red coral religious Madonna figure Italian Chinese

Rare antique carved natural red coral religious Madonna figure Italian Chinese

Rare antique carved natural red coral religious Madonna figure Italian Chinese

Rare antique carved natural red coral religious Madonna figure Italian Chinese

Rare antique carved natural red coral religious Madonna figure Italian Chinese

Rare antique carved natural red coral religious Madonna figure Italian Chinese

Rare antique carved natural red coral religious Madonna figure Italian Chinese

Rare antique carved natural red coral religious Madonna figure Italian Chinese

Rare antique carved natural red coral religious Madonna figure Italian Chinese

A rare natural red coral carving of a religious figure, the Madonna. Possibly Chinese or Italian made(Trapanese). It has three separately carved cherubs on its feet surrounded by mother of pearl clouds. The figure itself is made from several pieces of coral, carved by a skilled and master craftsman. You won’t see this kind of artwork everyday! I would suspect this dates from the 18th or 19th c but could also be older. The back of the figure is of wood and painted red, as an armature to hold the pieces together. It comes in an ebonized wooden base. Standing 16cm plus 5cm base and weighs 126 grams by itself. It is missing both index fingers and some pieces from the mother of pearl clouds. There’s a hole at the back for a possible halo? The condition reflects its age but still is a beautiful piece to behold. Please ask all questions prior to purchasing. Read the description carefully. The item “Rare antique carved natural red coral religious Madonna figure Italian Chinese” is in sale since Thursday, October 05, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues”. The seller is “jesulein90″ and is located in Vancouver BC. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
  • Color: Red
  • Type: Carving
  • Primary Material: Coral
  • Features: Handcarved
October 21, 2017 at 9:45 am by admin
Category: rare
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