Rare antique French Napoleon era 1700s Dieppe hand carved crucified Christ figure or sculpture, an exquisite and large piece with superb detail and altar style 20.5" free standing cross! This, as with the other few, are recent finds from our Paris buying trip last November. This one an older piece, surely dating to the late 1700s but with later additions that include the arms and carved ebony or ebonized wood 10.5" cross. Depicted in a re-expiration condition, Christ's eyes cast toward heaven with mouth open and no thorn crown. A magnificent piece, older than most and you can tell by the age or drying striations in the carved body. The altar style cross also a unique find, with carved iv accenting and bordering with a four-tiered base to hold it all aloft. One of a few fantastic antique hand carved Christ figures or sculptures that we're adding this week so be sure to browse some while you're with us. Any of you who have been to the Napoleon III apartments in the Louvre or Notre Dame cathedral will have seen several figures of this type, what always surprises me is that you find them there on display in, often times, worse condition than those that we offer. Missing limbs or digits is common, these do have a few flaws but all are definitely "museum quality". Wonderful decorative accents and all with as much visual appeal as one could hope for.
Very good condition. There is one small segment of the pale colored trim missing from the right side of the base. As is noted in the images, the figure's arms are later restorations and lack the superb anatomical detail that the rest of the sculpture exhibits. Magnificent overall though, a breathtaking decorative and/or devotional piece dating to the 1700s. See pictures for all measurements.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world. We do hold a USDFW import/export license, as well.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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