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Religious Antique FRENCH Silver Gilt Our LADY of PONTMAIN Holy Water FONT Rose Swag CROSS-fontmont

From our French Religious Collection...
Captured in reticulated Silver Repousse Gilt this French Our Lady of Pontmain Holy Water Font is mesmerizing in its presentation.
The highly detailed Rose swag on the font, Stars, leaves and Cross around the Saint are simply stunning, the Holy Water font is no less beautiful with Acanthus leaf adornments.
Measures 8.5" tall and just over 3 wide at the widest point.
The back has a Metal loop, is marked FRANCE in raised font... it is ready provide a grace note on the walls of your home, or could be purchased as a unique and rare GIFT

The Description of the Lady

Years later, Joseph Barbadette, who later afterwards became a priest of the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate recounted:

She was young and tall of stature, clad in a garment of deep blue, ... Her dress was covered with brilliant gold stars. The sleeves were ample and long. She wore slippers of the same blue as the dress, ornamented with gold bows. On the head was a black veil half covering the forehead, concealing the hair and ears, and falling over the shoulders.

Above this was a crown resembling a diadem, higher in front than elsewhere, and widening out at the sides. A red line encircled the crown at the middle. Her hands were small and extended toward us as in the 'miraculous medal.' Her face had the most exquisite delicacy and a smile of ineffable sweetness. The eyes, of unutterable tenderness, were fixed on us. Like a true mother, she seemed happier in looking at us than we in contemplating.

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