Gorgeous Antique French Parian Bisque Porcelain Madonna. 19th century, most likely sold on the steps of a French Cathedral. She is crushing a snake at her feet on the base. A more luxurious souvenir figurine than most, figures or statues like this would be used at home by the faithful in a niche, or on a home altar to revere the Holy Mother of God.
She is serene and lovely, but is not perfect, long ago one of her hands went missing. Her rarity, and overall beauty makes up for this, but please only purchase her if you love storied antiques. Beautiful details and facial expression, her flowing gown is lovely, her attached foot or stand is ornate and has her monogram on the front. Display as part of your religious collection, or surround her with candles and flowers as befitting to the mother of Christ. Rare to find in pure white parian.