Earthenware Virgin of Childbirth Statue
Earthenware Virgin of Childbirth Statue
Earthenware Virgin of Childbirth Statue
Earthenware Virgin of Childbirth Statue
Earthenware Virgin of Childbirth Statue

White Earthenware Virgin of Childbirth Statue

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Our Vierge d'accoucheée (Virgin in childbirth) white earthenware statuette of a crowned Virgin Mary carrying the infant Jesus in her arms, patron saint and protector of women in childbirth.

It has a hollow crown to hold a candle and a hole at the bottom to allow a small amount of holy water to be poured into the statuette. They were a common object in rural homes in the 18th and 19th centuries. Traditionally the candle was lit when a pregnant woman experienced her first contractions. This was a sign that labour was beginning. The statuette was then placed on the bedside table of the mother-to-be, the candle would burn until the end of the birth. Family members, gathered in the living room, would pray for a healthy birth for both mother and baby.

  • Handmade in Malicorne sur Sarthe, France
  • Uniquely handcrafted by skilled craftsmen using Bourg-Joly’s centuries-old techniques.
  • Quality product. The handmade nature means that each one of our statues is unique.
  • Dimensions: R2171 : H20cm / R2172 : H23cm / R2173 : H28cm / R2174 : H30cm
HAND PAINTED PERSONALISATION : A hand painted message of up to 5 words (thank you, important date, name of a person, etc.) in black can be added to most pieces. Please contact us for prices and more details.

CARE : Clean with care using a damp cloth.

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