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A very odd find! This statue of Our Lady of Marlière holding baby Jesus seems to be made with a sheet of tin that was copper plated (painted?) and then painted gold.
There are still traces of gold and the silver is visible in small places. It has been filled with plaster / chalkware to make it less fragile and easy to distort.
Very complicated process that I had never seen before!

Built in the 17th century, the church of Notre-Dame de la Marlière is in Tourcoing, North of France. It was topped by a statue of the Virgin Mary who, it is said, turned her gaze away from Flemish Flanders and towards France to drive out the plague that was raging there. It is now a pilgrimage place.

Notre dame de la Marlière is engraved at the feet of Mary but it is partly erased.
Jesus is missing an arm. Mary is supposed to hold a scepter but it was removed.
Loads of white marks in the folds. Some small crack in the metal.

Approx. 24.7 x 8.5 cm / 9.44 x 3.14 inches.

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Notre Dame de la Marlière metal copper statue. Infant Jesus

SKU: Default 400
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