Antique Made in France French Benitier - Holy Water Font | Silver and Blue Velvet with Angel Basin
AGE: C.1880 or so
ITEM: From France and in my personal collection for about 25 years, here's a blue velvet benitier aka holy water font with silver metal findings. The font holds a crucifix as well as fleur de lis engs on the sides and at the top. INRI is present and the basin at the bottom features an angel - cherub - putti to the front. Back paper is present but shows wear as shown.
CONDITION: Perfect Shabby Chic condition - a little rust here - a little fading to the velvet there. But all the features and main parts are still very crisp.
METAL CONTENT: Base metal I would think.
HALLMARKS: None that I can spot.
SIZE: 10" x 5".
FINAL COMMENTS: If you love the look of "old" in your religious items, this is a fabulous piece for the home.
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