Fabulous old statue from France, of the crowning of the Virgin Mary. Mary is seated in the center with winged angels on each side holding Her crown over Her head cast in gold gilt finish metal, possibly bronze or other fine French metal underneath. This is mounted on a base of a hardstone probably an onyx, is is partially translucent, with small flea bites and small picks here and there from age, old paper covering still underneath. The metal statue is signed, but we just can not make out the name, first name initial is J and the last name starts with an R, but age has darkened the contrast of the letters. This lovely figurine measures 5" by 3 & 1/2" at the base and is 6" tall. We have never had this design ever before, nor have we seen one offered.