Monastery Work "Wachsstock" Heart and Doves ca. 1900
This is a particularly monastery work made of wax. I could not find the English equivalent of Wachsstock, the Latin name is Cereostata – so I will say Wax Sculpture. A wachsstock was used in the past as candle, especially in churches. These pieces were sold in the to the turn of the 20th Century as Pilgrimage souvenir.
The monastery work is entirely made of wax.
The central part is wax modeled heart and two white doves which seem to hold a small wax plaque with the inscription "Andenken" Souvenir.
To its upper- and lower side two flowers with paste stone. The Wachsstock is fitted in its original box made of board, at the rim fine paper lace. The condition is very good, the paper shows yellow age spots.
Measurements: 5 x 3.2 x1.4 inches.
Provenience: Germany, Bavaria, dating around 1900.
Item ID: MOW_33155
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