Incredibly ornate and beautiful French antique Benetier - Holy Water font. Dated to mid 19th century. The nicely shaped white onyx set on brass base with ring on the back for hanging. The miniature painting of Madonna della seggiola or Madonna della sedia after Madonna painting by the Italian renaissance artist Raphael finished on porcelain plaque and housed in bronze enamel - champleve frame with cross above. Below the plaque is covered bowl with hinged lid, lid and bowl finished in colourful enamel-champleve.
The font is 7" - 18 cm; 4" - 10.2 cm wide. Miniature image measures 1 3/4" - 4.5 cm high by 3 cm wide.
This magnificent piece is in excellent condition, age related wear and marks, but no cracks, nicks or chips. Please see pictures for details, these are part of my description.
Layaway is welcome.
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