An exquisite French Communion certificate showing Angels receiving the Communion from Jesus, circa 1890.
The certificate is typical Art Nouveau in its streamlined rendering of the Angels and the forest background and architecture.
The faces and body attitudes are very soft, and the colors pastel. There is a colorful red border with gilt still very vivid on the left. (absent from the right)
The angels' wings are elegant and the communion scene just charming.
The name and dates seem to have faded, but the ancient signature is still visible on the right.
You can therefore enter your own name and dates of christening and communion if you wish.
Antique religious items are very much in demand right now, and this very decorative piece will not only adorn any room, it will bring a wonderful addition to any collection.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 13 1/2". Width: 8 1/4".
CONDITION: In very good condition with no holes, stains or tears. Edges have been trimmed. Gilt has mostly faded, as always with antique paper, but is still vivid in some areas.
(I have another antique Communion certificate currently listed which is also adorable. Be sure to check it out)
Will be shipped "Registered" from Paris including insurance and signature at delivery.
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