Circa: 1970s Country of Origin: Germany Manufacturer: Mid Century West German Import
I am not sure if this large Madonna and Child wax Christmas figure was made by Koestel as the label has been removed from the inside of the skirt. It was definitely made in West Germany though and looks very much like other Koestel wax angel tree topper figures.
The Madonna is 14-1/2 inches high to her metallic gold braid and tinsel fringe halo. She wears a long pink and gold brocade gown under a pink satin and green velvet cape decorated with gold glass jewel stars. She holds a swaddled Holy Infant Christ child in her arms. The heads and hand are hand painted molded wax. Underneath the gown is a metallic gold foil cone, allowing you to display the figure as a tree topper.
The figure is in good vintage condition with no tears or damage. The back of the cape looks stained or discolored in my photo but it is not - it's just shadows or reflections to the sheen of the fabric. Some plastic gold lacing has been tied to the waist for hanging or display, it's removable. There is some wear to the foil paper back of the halo and to the inside of the cone base, possibly from being displayed at the top of a Christmas tree.