Wednesday, January 7, 2015

RARE Antique Our Lady of Penafrancia, Virgin Mary Santo, Bell Type, Statuette, 100 Years Old (SOLD)

Title: RARE Antique Our Lady of Penafrancia, Virgin Mary Santo, Bell Type, Statuette, 100 Years Old
Description: Our Lady of Penafrancia, or Nuestra Senora de Penafrancia in Spanish, is a wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is the patron saint of Bicol, Philippines where every year over two million devotees make their pilgrimage making it one of the largest Marian pilgrimage sites in Asia.
This particular example is quite lovely. Evidently old as seen in its patina, this bell type santo (so called for their bell shape) is believed to be over one hundred years old. Both hands have been lost over time and only a very small amount of its old paint can be seen. The head appears to have been repaired some time ago.
A truly old and charming piece despite its imperfections. It is mounted on a lovely base which looks to be original to the figure.
Measurement: It measures 10.2 inches in height (including the base) and 4.5 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: Item weighs approximately 300 grams

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HAC Code: 2A112

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