Salvaged from a garage sale, this sweet Infant Jesus of Prague was gaudily painted with pinks and yellows and bedazzled with wince-worthy gems. The detailing on his clothes was pink and green and generally…. weird. I was so excited to get started that I forgot to take a before photo so you will have to use your imagination.
Now carefully hand painted to the traditional maroon, the embossed designs are gold like the embroidery you would see on a larger version of this statue. With a subtle build up of colors, the white collar and sleeves have a realistic yellow and blue tint, and the Infant Jesus’ face is as delicate as a child’s. The awkward bedazzled gems have been repainted gold to fit the royalty of the crown, and the bright blue of the globe is once again at its fully glory.
Repair notes: The cross on the globe had fallen off, and I reattached it with a strong glue. I would recommend extra care however as it is the most delicate piece of the statue and was too small for me to add additional reinforcement.
Varnished three times with a matte varnish, this statue is easy to clean with soap and water and a soft cloth, without fear of ruining the paint and will withstand general handling and bumps without cracking off.
This statue is bisque (similar to porcelain) which means if you drop it it will break into a million pieces. Should this happen, gather every tiny piece you can find and send me an email and I’ll let you know the cost of a repair or if it’s a small break, guide you to fixing it yourself!
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