From a private chapel, well loved and patinated statue of Saint Therese on a pedestal decorated with the sacred heart, her characteristic flowers and inscribed with the initials ND, Notre Dame.
The statue is marked on the reverse with the maker's initials DSR, it is heavy, well cast and good quality.
Saint Therese is known as the flower Saint and is even the patron Saint of florists and the sick in hospital.
she is from my area of France, Liseux in Normandie, and is revered here.
The statue has been prayed to and loved, there is wear to the gilding, from the touch of devotion, but she still shines.
She measures 26cm or 9" tall.