This is a wonderful piece perfect for the religious collector. It is two examples of illuminated pages from the medieval Psalter of Saint Louis. The images are stunning with bright colors and shimmering gold detailing.
The Psalter of Saint Louis is considered one of the best examples of medieval illuminated manuscripts. It dates to the mid 1200’s and was made for King Louis IX of France, who was canonized in 1297.
The reverse has a history of the Psalter as well as a foil marker reading: “The Manuscript Collection”; “Handmade in Britain for Jester’s of Bath”.
This is a wonderful antique crucifix. The corpus, INRI sign, and memento mori beneath Christ’s feet are also metal. The reverse has an elegant Crown of Thorns at the center of the cross. It is fairly heavy and would have been worn either as a pectoral cross or at the end of a monk’s or nun’s large rosary.
Skull & Crossbones
The skull at the base of the cross has several symbolic meanings: Christ’s victory over death; Christ as the New Adam crucified on Golgotha “the Place of the Skull” believed to be where Adam is buried; as well as a memento mori - a reminder of the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.
This is a stunning vintage print. It is a sweet image of a young Jesus. He is depicted with curly blonde hair with a simple halo. This is a print of the famous painting by C. Bosseron Chambers and likely dates to the 1940’s.
This is a remarkable vintage print. It is a sweet image of a young Saint John the Baptist. He is depicted with curly brown hair clutching a small cross to his chest. This is a print of the famous painting by C. Bosseron Chambers and likely dates to the 1940’s. It is beautifully matted and framed.
Condition: There are a few scratches on the frame. Please See Pictures.
This is a stunning vintage religious plaque. It is a sculpture of Jesus wearing the Crown of Thorns. His eyes are closed and His brow furrowed in profound pain and sorrow. It is very powerful and evocative image.
This is a wonderful pair of vintage religious statues. They are two hand carved monks at prayer. They both have a rosary at their waist, heavy white beards, and brown habits. One is kneeling while the other is sitting as they read their bibles or perhaps their breviary. Thy are highly detailed and the artist’s skill can be seen in the folds of the robes and the elegance of the lines. Made in Mexico.
Condition: They need to be cleaned.
Dimensions: 8” & 9” tall respectively on a 4” x 4.75” base
This is an elegant vintage wall crucifix. It is a simple wood cross with a highly detailed corpus made of early hard plastic. Our Lord is shown stretched tight against the cross as He gazes toward heaven in sorrow. It is very moving.
This is a wonderful vintage devotional piece. It is an image of a young Virgin Mary. Our lady is gracefully poised with her head slightly bowed and her palms together in prayer. Interestingly, she is shown veiled with her hair in a long braid and decorative polka dots on her gown! Absolutely charming.
Condition: There are a few small scratches in the wood. Please See Pictures.
This is a stunning antique religious plaque. It is a bas-relief image of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden being expelled by an angel. It depicts an intense moment as Adam and Eve cower in shame while the angel announces their punishment. The piece is intricately detailed with the lush foliage of the Garden giving it a feeling of movement and immediacy. Magnificent.
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 poignant work of art. It is an image of Jesus wearing just before His crucifixion. His expression is profoundly sorrowful as blood drips from the Crown of Thorns. ... “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
The bust is beautifully detailed and has a rich, burnished finish. We believe this is spelter with a bronze finish. It rests on an elegant metal base.
This is a beautiful vintage religious statue. It is a figure of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the infant Christ. Our Lady has refined features and is shown wearing voluminous robes with beautiful flowing lines. Our Lord has His arms around her neck and has a handful of her hair in one hand, typical of any child! So Sweet.
The piece is unpainted chalkware with the makers mark on the base reading: “Original Dolfi, Made in Italy”