Porcelain Santos Dolls, Madonna & Child With Crown
Madonna and Child santos figure dolls with porcelain head and shoulders over a conical cardboard base. Each figure has a hand painted face and original blue/green silk and velvet clothing with gilt-banded and lace trim. Mary holds a bouquet of flowers and her child holds a gilt-painted orb. Each has a silverplated metal crown ornamented with small pearl-like beads and inset with colored "jewels". With oval wood stand. Mary is 15"H, child 7"H, (not including stand), crowns 2" and 1-1/2"H. Continental, mid 19th century.
Mary lacks arms, possibly as made. Tiny chip to side of child's head. Discoloration, fraying and losses to clothing. Oxidation to crowns, 2 pearl beads lost.