Figure of Saint Gerardus Majella - Biscuit porcelain

Description
Figure of Saint Gerardus Majella - Biscuit porcelain
Belgium - Second half 19th century

A finely sculpted and painted biscuit porcelain figure of Saint Gerardus with a child at his feet, asking for him to bless the bread. Gerard Majella was a pious young man who was said to have performed miracles. In 1904 he was canonized by the Catholic church. This statue refers to him as Beatus (beatified), dating the work to earlier than 1904.

Condition: Very good, no damages or repairs.

This lot will be carefully packaged and sent by registered and insured mail.

Lot details
Object
Figure of Saint Gerardus Majella
Material
Biscuit porcelain
Estimated Period
Second half 19th century
Country of Origin
Belgium
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
20×9×5.8 cm
Weight
223 g
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