Featuring the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus and beside the young John the Baptist is this lovely and very old carved French Pipe Clay cameo art, in original frame under bubble glass with black wood oval frame, all original and in good condition. The details in this piece are amazing, a bed of tiny roses beneath Her feet, the Holy Spirit above her head, even a bush of roses, details in the trees, just a magnificent piece. These are called "carved", although our guess is that they were probably cast originally in the base clay and then hand finished with the French pipe clay. They are pretty much a lost art and not easy to find at all, and this is one of the nicest ones we have had. It measures 9 & 3/4" by 7 & 3/4" overall framed size.
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