Gesso over carved wood figures, beautiful and delicately painted face with inset. Blue and black glass eyes. Body is jointed at waist, arms are jointed above the wrists, at the elbows and shoulders with beautifully carved hands. Mary has human hair wig and Joseph has carved hair and beard. Both figures come dressed in their all original embroidery silk clothing with elaborate details, faux ruby brooch and golden metal buckle.
Unmarked, but probably made in Europe. Late 18th Century - early 19th Century. Mary: 17 inches (43 cm) height. Inches (46 cm) height including base.
Absolutely original, wooden rectangular base of Mary is missing easy to replace. I haven't removed the clothing but joints at shoulders and necks seem detached, broken fingers (see pictures,) paint is chipped and worn especially to heads typical in figures of this age. Frayed and partially tattered clothing. 122.00 (USA & Canada).
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We have a large Collection-Inventory of Vintage Quality 20th Century Collectibles. The item "Rare 18th C. Pair of Spanish Mary&Joseph Saint Carved Wood Nativity Figures/Dolls" is in sale since Monday, September 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Statues & Figures".The seller is "daisysusanco" and is located in Buenos Aires. This item can be shipped worldwide.