Lovely old religious art from France, a fabulous signed metal plaque, probably copper but could be a copper finish over bronze, of the Virgin Mary , labeled Ave Maria, and signed on both her left and right. We think these signatures are an intertwined C and L on the left and on the right E and D. This beautiful plaque measures 9 & 1/2" by 6" and is in very good condition. It has a nice age patina on the front, we have not polished or cleaned this at all. Fabulous European Art Nouveau border with lilies, just lovely. No nail holes that we can see, evidently this was never mounted.