Incredibly ornate, beautiful French antique Benetier or Holy Water font. Dated to mid 19th century. The scallop shaped green onyx set on the bronze base which has a ring for hanging on the wall. The porcelain plaque, with hand painted miniature of saint on gold background, framed into bronze dore frame with cross above. The frame itself embellished with embossed detailed pattern. Below the plaque mounted bowl with hinged lid. The Holy Water measures 8" high x 4 3/4" wide. This magnificent piece is in excellent, original pre-owned condition, age related wear and marks, but no cracks, nicks or chips.
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