An eighteenth-century Quimper earthenware sculpture of the Virgin Mary and child. Mary wears a crown with a full-length blue cloak, she holds baby Jesus who is clasping a sphere with a cross on the top. The sphere could represent the sun as it has a faded gold finish.
Quimper, a picturesque town in Brittany, France, boasts a rich history dating back to Roman times. Its name is derived from the Breton word Kemper, meaning confluence, as it sits at the junction of the rivers Odet and Steir.
Condition and patina consistent with age.
Approx. overall 14½" high x 4" diameter base
Approx. overall 37cm high x 10cm diameter base