This is a gorgeous vintage crucifix from Germany. Christ is shown surrounded by relief images of the fourteen Stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Crucis. This piece is ideal for devotional contemplation of Our Lord’s Passion.
The entire piece is metal on a richly stained wood background. “Made is Germany” is stamped on the reverse.
Condition: There is some light pitting on the metal. Please See Pictures.
This is a unique and striking vintage crucifix set. The centerpiece is a beautiful crucifix with figures of Mary and Joseph on either side. The crucifix and figures rest on an elegant platform with “Jesus Mary and Joseph, Pray for Us” written around a central ring, likely designed for a votive candle. The entire set is made of a syroco wood from Syracuse, NY
This is a beautiful vintage religious statue. It is a figure of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the infant Christ. Our Lord is balanced on her knee while clasping His mother’s hand. Our Lady is shown wearing voluminous robes with beautiful flowing lines and a billowing cape giving the piece a sense of movement and vitality. It is very sweet.
This is a deeply moving antique book find. The set is two Catholic prayer books distributed to soldiers during WWI and WWII.
Catholic Prayer Book
The full title reads: “Catholic Prayer Book for the Army and Navy” followed by a cross. Beneath the cross is the Latin “Pro Deo Et Patria” or “ For God and Country”.
The book contains the Ordinary of the Mass in English with the Latin responses as well as many other prayers. Of particular note is the last series of prayers:
Prayer for Victory
Prayer for Peace
Prayer for Our Enemies
Prayer After Action
Prayer Before Action
Prayer for Those at Sea
Prayer for Our Soldier Comrades
Prayer for Unbelievers
Prayer for a Good Death
Prayer for the Dying
and finally the Prayers for the Dead
My Military Missal
This missal was edited by Father Stedman and is dated 1942. It contains the Ordinary of the Mass in English, the Easter Sunday Mass, The Mass for the Dead, as well as a catechism review and many other prayers. The last page has a world mass clock for those unable to attend mass to unite their prayers anytime of the day. Also, the back cover is an embossed rosary.
It is easy to imagine the comfort these booklets brought to soldiers at war. Wonderful.
Condition: The staples are slightly rusty but the pages are still tightly bound.
Dimensions: Prayer Book - 5” tall x 3.25” wide and 64 pg; Missal - 4” tall x 2.75” wide and 128 pg
This is a beautiful vintage piece of religious art. It is an image of Christ with His Sacred Heart exposed. Our Lord is shown pointing to His Heart which is radiating light while wrapped in thorns. Beneath the image is the prayer “Christ is the Head of this home, the unseen guest at every meal, the silent listener of every conversation.” Wonderful.
The lower corner is signed: “May the Sacred Heart of Jesus bring you happiness, Sr. M. Paul”.
Condition: The frame some chips. Please See Pictures.
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.