Our Lady of Chartres Parian Porcelain Figure
A RARE antique late 1800's - early 1900's parian porcelain statue depicting Virgin Mary with the infant Jesus seating on her lap: Our Lady of Chartres / Our Lady of the Underground - Notre Dame Sous-Terre a Chartres. Motto on the front of base: VIRGINI PARITURAE - "to the virgin who will bear a child". Writing on the back of the base: PROPRIETE DE L'OEUVRE DES CLERCS - "property of the work of clerics". This statue is foundry marked inside the base - please refer to the enclosed images. The statue is made of parian (white unglazed) porcelain. For more detailed description please refer to the pictures.
General: The overall dimensions are height 11 inches (280mm), width 4.7 inches (120mm) and depth 6.3 inches (160mm).
Condition: The statue is in great antique condition with no damage besides age appropriate wear ....... please see photos for condition as 1 picture is worth 1000 words. Please ask for more photos if interested.