ON LAYAWAY FOR LINDA. Offering for sale a rare and beautiful piece of Catholic art. This is both a hand painted miniature and a Holy Water Font. The art features a beautiful painting on porcelain miniature of the Virgin Mary and Infant Jesus taken from Raphael's Madonna Of the Table, in fabulous detail and wonderful rich colors. The art cameo measures 3 & 1/4" tall. It is framed in a silver metal, probably not sterling but more likely a fine silverplate, with a "X" shaped cross behind the art, surrounded by more decorations and engraved flowers, and a cross on the top. At the bottom a matching silver holy water font. All this is mounted on a black wood shield shape original to the piece. On the back is the original old hook for hanging and the old label which is no longer readable, although we can make out the word "Alsace" we think. The total size of this large sacramental is 12" tall and 7 & 1/2" wide, a wonderful size for home or Church. It is in very good condition, the art just wonderful, the silver with lovely patina and only a few tiny spots here and there with any tarnish or discoloration. This is one of the most beautiful pieces we ever owned, offered for sale from our personal collection.
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