This is a fantastic antique font from France. It is two youthful angels with long hair and flowing robes enveloped in their magnificent wings. The pair are carrying a seashell shaped font bowl representing baptism. The piece is beautifully detailed bronze on a dark wood background. It is signed “S. Marchi E”.
Condition: The background is scratched but this can be easily repaired. Please See Pictures
This is a beautiful antique holy water font. It is simple and elegant as was popular in the Arts & Crafts movement of the mid-1800’s. The piece is handcrafted wood with a metal “JHS” christogram and a glass font bowl.
This is a stunning vintage holy water font. It is a portrait of Our Lord wearing the Crown of Thorns. His head is slightly bowed with His eyes closed in profound pain and sorrow. It is a very powerful and evocative image.
This is a rare and unusual antique sick call set. It contains a large platter with fixed candle bases, a detachable crucifix, and a detachable holy water basin. There are separate red glass candle holders that fit into the bases. It is made of an unknown metal that has a beautiful lacquer finish.
Condition: There is rust on the latches, but the case is very sturdy and the hinges are strong. Please see pictures.
Dimensions: Case - 15.5" tall x 12.5" wide x 4.5" deep; Platter - 14" wide x 10.5" deep; Crucifix - 11" tall x 7" wide
This is a beautiful antique holy water font. The central image is a large medallion with St. Therese holding a crucifix and a bouquet of roses. Around her are the words “Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus”.
St. Therese is known by several names: Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, and popularly known as “The Little Flower”. She is the patron saint of aviators, florists, illnesses and missions. Feast Day: October 1.
This is a stunning antique holy water font for home devotions. The central image is a metal medallion of Christ pointing to His Sacred Heart. The medallion rests on a background of richly stained wood with an embellished font bowl. Wonderful.
The artist’s signature, “Ruffony”, can be clearly seen in the lower right of the image. Ruffony was a well known sculptor who worked in France during the late 1800’s and very early 1900’s.
This is a remarkable vintage holy water font perfect for a home altar. To one side of the font bowl is a statue of Saint Anthony with a young Jesus snuggled in his arms. The other side is a statue of Saint Therese of Lisieux holding roses and a crucifix. At the base of the font is a votive candle holder. This is a chalkware piece painted a burnished gold. Beautiful.
This is a unique vintage holy water font. It is a high relief image of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Lady is shown wearing a baroque style veil with intricate detailing. The central image is a copper medallion signed by the artist. The medallion is on a painted wood background with font bowl of faceted glass. Beautiful.
This is a stunning vintage holy water font. It is a highly detailed crucifix above a shell shaped font bowl. Our Lord is shown as very thin with His head falling forward. A sunburst radiates from behind Him while the Crown of Thorns encircles the cross. There is a beautiful angel at His feet above the font bowl which is entwined with ivy leaves. Absolutely gorgeous!
The crucifix is metal with a silvered finish against a vibrant red velvet background.
Condition: This does need dusting and will clean up beautifully.
This is a unique vintage devotional piece. It is a print of Our Lord with His Sacred Heart exposed. Christ is shown pointing to His Sacred Heart with one hand and offering a benediction with the other. His expression is somber but loving.
The print is in brass a frame with decorative leaves across the top and a candle holder at the base. The metal is somewhat malleable so the candle holder can be adjusted to fit most modern votive holders. This is designed to be hung on a wall.
Dimensions: 5” tall x 3.5” wide; candle holder - 2.25” in dia.
This is a wonderful antique holy water font. The central image is a metal medallion with a portrait of St. John Vianney. Around the saint are the words in French “Blessed J. B. M. Vianney Cure D’Ars Pray for Us”. Beneath the medallion is plaque that reads “Souvenir of Ars”.
The font bowl is elaborately decorated. It shows a dove, representing the Holy Spirit, amidst flowers with an angel at the base. Beautiful!
St. John Vianney, also known as the Cure of Ars, was well known for his piety, his support of priests, and his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He became a very popular confessor and is famous for spending 16-18 hours a day in the confessional absolving sinners. He is the patron saint of priests.
Since this piece refers to Vianney as “Blessed” we can know that it dates between 1905 and 1925.