I have on offer here a rare carved wood and gesso Corpus Christi. I believe this will be continental European, possibly Spanish, Italian or French and dating to possibly the late 18th century or early 19th.He stands on a custom made stand which has a wooden base and a beaten rusted steel holder. This currently has some leather wound round to help stop wear I would think, but this can be easily removed if desired. The figure itself measures approx 12 inches or 31cms total length from hand to toes and on the stand it is about 15 inches or 39cms high. As you can see he has suffered over the last couple of centuries. There is a hand missing and the other is damaged and there are losses to the feet all of which you can see in the pics. I would imagine this would have happened when he was removed from his original cross. He is dark and dusty and there are losses to the gesso, most likely from decades of candle smoke and from the heat of naked flames. I have not cleaned him in any way. You can just see remnants of paint colours around his cloth etc. So not in great condition but I hope you can also see that he has been quite well carved. Please refer to the pics which form a major part of the description and if you need any more pics or info please feel free to get in touch. He remains an interesting and rare survivor and I think the stand itself adds to his overall display impact. Thanks for looking and please take a look at other interesting items I may be listing at the moment. I have a broad general knowledge of antiques built up over many years. My descriptions are my opinion of what these items are etc. It is always difficult to be exact with many items, particularly porcelain, which is unmarked and has no definite provenance so please use the pictures to help with the description. If you have any better knowledge or information regarding any of the items I list I will always be interested to learn of it. Equally if you have any further questions or need further pics please feel free to get in touch!
The item "RARE ANTIQUE 18TH/19TH CENTURY CARVED PAINTED GESSO CORPUS CHRISTI, CUSTOM STAND" is in sale since Sunday, October 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Statues & Figures". The seller is "nonesuchantiques" and is located in Lanark. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, Russian federation.