19th century Virgin Mary, in bright pristine white Porcelain. This 1800's Madonna has hand painted facial features, gilt detailing that was added by hand, and an impressed floral crown. Most likely sold on the steps of one of France's Cathedrals as a souvenir, figures or statues like this would be used at home by the Catholic faithful in a niche, or on a home altar to revere the Holy Mother of God.
She has wear to her gilt, and there is a hairline on one side that does not go all the way through. This figurine of the Virgin has a Napoleon base with slight scalloped bottom. She is a beautiful addition to your collection of antique religious articfacts, santos, and missals. Display her surrounded by flowers and votive candles. Measures 7~3/4" h x 3~1/2" x 2~1/2".