19C Holy Water Font Champleve and Miniature Porcelain Painting Chair Virgin
This beautiful holy water font is coming from France and dated to the 2. Half of the 19th Century, ca. 1870/80.
The holy water font has a pleasant oval shape. The base is made of white marble and fixed on a brass plaque.
In the middle a fine porcelain plaque depicting the Chair Virgin, Madonna della Sedia – one of the best works of the Italian Renaissance Painter Raphael Sanzio. The porcelain plaque is –as mostly- a good transfer print.
The porcelain plaque is surrounded by a wonderful Champleve enamel frame. The top ends in a fine shaped cross. To the bottom a small water stoup. The enamel motifs are amazing, fine flower garlands on a turquoise base.
The condition is very good, just a tiny enamel imperfect to the lower part of the water stoup and some wear inside. The painted porcelain shows good preserved and vibrant colors. The lid of the stoup is missing.
Measurements: 6.4 x 4.4 inches.
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