Antique chalkware figure of St Anthony of Padua. St Anthony was born Feranndo Martins de Bulhoes in Portugal in 1195. He was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was one of the most quickly canonised saints in church history and is the Patron Saint of Lost Things......so if you've mislaid something, then you need this figure in your home..... Many figures of St Anthony show him holding the baby Jesus, but this figure is unusual because he can be seen holding a book of psalms and dabbing a tear from his eye. This piece dates from the 19th Century, and is in generally good condition with only very minor marks (as to be expected with any chalkware figure - see photos).