Lovely very ornate holy water font, from France, with figure or small statue of Virgin Mary surrounded by many decorations of vines, leaves, and we see a dove below her which represents the Holy Ghost, and more decorations on the rim of the bowl. Original hanging loop on top. Of a nice brass tone metal of unknown content, the French famous for using mixed metals in their religious sacramentals. This beautiful piece measures 5" tall including the top loop, and is 2 and 1/8" across at the widest place. In overall good condition with age wear as expected, but the details of the figure of the Virgin Mary are fabulous. We have only lightly polished this piece, it might be more shiny if the buyer cares to polish it more. We like to leave our things original as much as possible. This is from our decades long collection of religious antiques and collectibles.
Virgin Mary Figure Old Ornate French Holy Water Font