From our Religious Collection....
We discovered this luminous antique Benetier or Holy Water Font in PARIS.
We were enthralled with this piece upon discovery on our recent trip to France, and have not seen one more breathtaking.
The solid and heavy pale Green Alabaster plaque with multi-colored Champleve enamel in Bronze or Brass with IHS (Christs Monogram) and a Floral design is simply exquisite; the presentation is mesmerizing.
The Holy water font is white enameled inside.
The back is lined with Bronze or Brass and has the original ring for hanging. It is inscribed with a French name and date, 22 Mai (May) 1904
The piece has quite a bit of weight to it for its size.
A beautiful piece to showcase and elevate your collection to the next level.
Measures a tad over 4" Wide by 7.5" tall.
This would be an unrivalled piece to set the mood for France in your collection.