Exquisite Antique Neapolitan Creche Figure A standing female figure most probably the Virgin Mary Dating from 18th century. She has a finely carved and painted face featuring hand blown glass eyes Her hands and feet are also finely carved and painted with minute attention to detail incorporating very thin blue veins. Retaining her original opulent robes. Her dress with beautiful puff shoulders and sleeves is of finely woven gold metallic silk her cape is French silk damask worked with gold and silver metallic embroidery trimmed with hand made metallic lace. Her feet with little lace up sandals She wears a silver halo.Raised on a later giltwood display stand. It is extremely rare to find a figure of this quality and still retaining all the original robes Similar figures can be found in The Met Museum attributed to Salvatore di Franco. Antique time worn condition with appropriate signs of wear commensurate with great and use General wear to clothes some minor repairs to fingers and toes Would have originally worn a small crown as well and the halo Please use Zoom feature to study photographs as they do form a very important part of the description She is slightly wobbly when fixing pole is fitted into her stand. Just needs some minor adjustments to base of pole. SIZE Doll is 24 inches (61cm) high. Total height including stand and silver halo is 29 inches (74c m). The item "Antique Neapolitan Creche Doll 18th Century Presepio Santos Figure" is in sale since Sunday, December 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery". The seller is "extreme-orient2" and is located in England. This item can be shipped worldwide.