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Late 1800s Antique Catholic Prints Jesus Mary German Lithography Hand Carved Frames, Antique Vintage Catholic Religious Art

  Late 1800s Antique Catholic Prints Jesus Mary German Lithography Hand Carved Frames, Antique Vintage Catholic Religious Art in ANTIQUES
  Late 1800s Antique Catholic Prints Jesus Mary German Lithography Hand Carved Frames, Antique Vintage Catholic Religious Art in ANTIQUES
  Late 1800s Antique Catholic Prints Jesus Mary German Lithography Hand Carved Frames, Antique Vintage Catholic Religious Art in ANTIQUES
  Late 1800s Antique Catholic Prints Jesus Mary German Lithography Hand Carved Frames, Antique Vintage Catholic Religious Art in ANTIQUES
  Late 1800s Antique Catholic Prints Jesus Mary German Lithography Hand Carved Frames, Antique Vintage Catholic Religious Art in ANTIQUES
  Late 1800s Antique Catholic Prints Jesus Mary German Lithography Hand Carved Frames, Antique Vintage Catholic Religious Art in ANTIQUES

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SALE . . . 30% OFF! Superb very early antique color litho prints in amazing condition, featuring high quality German lithography. Jesus and Mary, mid to late 1800s. Rare and stunning pair. Free Shipping!



Both prints are in excellent condition, protected under glass all of these decades! Jesus and Mary are both set in an ornate oval frame of flowers. German color lithographic printing is known for its high quality and fine detail. The litho printing consisted of a 20-24 color plate process, one plate printed on top of another, to form an almost three dimensional image. This amazing detail is reflected in both of these antique prints.

Jesus is breaking bread and wine surrounded by red poppies, grapes, and wheat stalks. The top of the oval features a prominent passage from Luke XXII 19: "This is my body which is given for you." His hand is over his heart as he holds the host over the wine goblet. There is so much fine detail to his serene and loving face.

Mary is surrounded by lovely roses and lilies. The top of the oval features a passage from Luke I 38: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord." She has her hands over her heart, her eyes cast down, and her head framed with a holy gold halo. Both of the Luke passages are from the King James Version of the bible.

The frames measure 7 inches by 9 inches and are hand carved solid wood with floral details in each corner. We love the distressed wear that the frames show, adding such authentic detail to these fabulous antique prints. German wood workers were also known for their fine quality craftsmanship. The backers are thin pieces of wood, not cardboard, which also helps to date these. Cardboard was invented in Germany in 1890, so we firmly believe these to be from the 1850s-1880s. The prints are held in place with the original small nails. Both have their original hanging wire, one attached to screws, the other to eye hooks.

As mentioned, the prints under glass are in excellent condition, free of scratches or blemishes. The paper has aged to a lovely golden brown color. The frames are beautifully distressed with edge wear, nicks, and a few chips. This is a very special, very scarce set of antique Catholic prints, authentic religious art for the serious collector!

Now ON SALE for the first time! And, it ships for FREE!

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