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Item no. C500.101
Trésor Bleu Exclusive, Antique, rare, c. 1890
This is a rare antique French spelter statue of Jeanne d'Arc st Joan of Arc standing on a base, all highly detailed. Spelter is a zinc–copper alloy that ages to resemble bronze, but is softer and has a lower melting point. It was used often in the 19th and early 20th century for sculptures of this kind. So many symbolic details! Her battle gloves are off and in beautiful detail at her feet. Fleur de lys, representing the Trinity and French loyalty, on her gown, plaque at the base of the statue "Jeanne d'Arc, D'après Ingres," or, "Joan of Arc, After Ingres." It is based on the world famous paining at the Coronation of Joan of Arc by Charles the VII. Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII (French: Jeanne d’Arc au sacre du roi Charles VII) is an 1854 painting by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. It is now in the Louvre Museum in Paris (see image).
She holds a banner in her hand reading "Jesus Maria" with fleur de lys lis flowers on the back. The flag is not antique, but was added after original was destroyed, and is made of sturdy paper with a metal base.
Sizes : 11.2 inches high (28cm) without the banner; 13.9 inches with the banner.
Trésors blue are tiny pieces of French art and devotion. Also known as "Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these little medals have had voyages from another generation, another life, another country. The deep "ultramarine" blue is the sacred color of Mary, representing truth, hope, and faith since 200 AD. People of faith still undertake pilgrimages as a way of deepening their religious devotion, seeking miracles, spiritual healing, forgiveness, or for the journey itself. The experience is not solely about reaching the end, it is about what is endured, enjoyed, and learned along the way.
All Trésors are specially pre-packaged for gifting.
Complimentary Gift Boxing is included on all Trésor Bleu Orders. A reusable box, tied off with a white grosgrain ribbon. An information sheet of known origin, date and authenticity is included with every order. Trésors Bleu are meant to be gifted, even to yourself. A complimentary gift box is included with every order. Shipping within the U.S. is free with all orders. Trésor Bleu ships worldwide.