B900 - SOLD
This is a divine antique French oval religious icon dating from the Napoleon III era C1860.
It is exquisitely hand painted in fabulous colour and detail on porcelain and has a brass and ebonised wood frame.
The central vignette features the Madonna and the Holy Child each displaying the sacred flaming heart at their chest.
Mary wears a beautiful mantle in a gorgeous shade of purple. It looks stunning against the vibrant turquoise of her gown. Jesus is dressed in white and he sits upon a sumptuous red cushion with a gilded tassel.
Their faces are painted in wonderful detail. Their features are very fine and their expressions serene.
The background of the vignette and the contours of the textiles are gilded which sets off the vibrant colours perfectly.
There is a metal loop on the back for hanging on a wall.
The icon measures :- 22 cm (8.75 inches) high x 18.5 cm (7.25 inches) wide.
This is an exquisite religious piece to display and enjoy and another divine antique French brocante find from La Belle Étoffe!
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Possible delivery methods: U.K. & France, Europe, Rest of World