We are proud to present you this magnificent Italian Statue of St. Anthony / Antonio with the Christ Child. Both Anthony and Jesus have amazing movement in their clothing and appear almost real with their magnificently carved heads, hands and feet. The sculpture was made in the first half of the 19th Century. The amazing glass eyes featured in both make them appear incredibly natural. Every single piece, but the glass eyes and metal halo, are completely hand carved out of fruit wood.
The Wooden Figure is a very typical example of Italian art of the beginning of the 19th Century. Concerning the stunning Polychrome and Gilt (actual Gold Plate), especially their incredibly painted faces and the floral details on the clothing of Jesus are noteworthy.
The Sculpture is in good condition. It has a beautiful patina and comes un-restored with its original Polychrome and Gilt finish. Some small missing parts of some of the fingers. (PLEASE SEE PICTURES).
It is circa 28 1/2 Inches tall by 9 Inches wide and 8 Inches in depth.
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