This is a magnificent antique religious painting. It is an image of a very young Christ holding a globe surrounded by flowers. The globe and cross are an ancient symbol of authority and when Jesus is shown holding it it is referred to as the Salvator Mundi or The Savior of the World.
Reverse glass painting is an ancient folk art tradition of Bavaria. This piece is likely from the early turn of the century.
Condition: The backing is a vintage replacement. Please See Pictures
This is a magnificent antique religious statue. It is a youthful Blessed Virgin Mary with a sad, pensive expression. Our Lady is shown with her eyes lowered and her head slightly bowed. She is in dark robes with a veil that hangs in soft folds around her face. Her simple and elegant halo is radiant brass. Beautiful and moving.
We believe this piece is plaster covered wood. Made in Barcelona, Spain.
Condition: There are a few small chips in the plaster. Please See Pictures.
This is a stunning antique holy water font. The central image is an elongated Chi Rho christogram set in classic Art Deco period framing. The piece is metal with a bright brassy finish and a fluted plastic font bowl. Made in Germany.
Chi Rho Christogram:
According to the ancient historian Eusebius of Caesarea (circa 300 AD), Emperor Constantine I, who was not Christian, had a vision while on the march with his army. The emperor and his entire army saw a cross above the sun with the inscription “By this sign you will conquer” in Greek. Later, Christ appeared to him in a dream and instructed Constantine to use this sign as a protection in battle. Constantine ordered a likeness of the vision to be used as his new military standard and went on to win his battles. This insignia is now known as the Chi- Rho.
Constantine went on to study Christian theology and called a stop to the ongoing persecutions. He also decriminalized Christian worship with the Edict of Milan which allowed Christianity to flourish safely for the first time.
Condition: There are small scratches and wear in the finish. Please See Pictures.
This is a gorgeous vintage religious piece. It is an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary carrying an infant Christ. Our Lord is shown snuggling into His mother’s shoulder while she embraces Him with both arms. The pair are engulfed in Our Lady’s magnificent flowing robes. This piece has elegant lines and a luminescence that make it vibrant. Fantastic.
This is a fantastic pair of antique bookends. They depict Saint George as he vanquishes the infamous dragon, representing the devil. Saint George is shown in full medieval armor including a feather plume cresting his helmet. His huge muscular horse is rearing as if to trample the evil at its feet in aid of his rider. The image is vibrant and alive. Wonderful.
This is a stunning small vintage religious statue. The Blessed Virgin Mother is shown with her eyes lowered and her head bowed demurely. She is wearing soft pale blue robes with brilliant gold trim that matches the gold of her halo. Magnificent!
Condition: There are a few small chips. Please See Pictures.
This is a stunning antique religious devotional piece. It is an image of Christ in profile with His Sacred Heart exposed. Our Lord is shown with an expression of sorrow and a flame over His heart. The piece is plaster painted a rich, deep gold and black.
Condition: There are some scratches in the lower left. Please See Pictures
This is a beautiful vintage holy water font. It is replete with Catholic symbolism. The bowl is set at the foot of a cross, the symbol for Faith; there is an anchor leaning on the cross representing Hope; the cross and anchor are bound by a wreath made of both grapes and wheat which along with the large chalice represent the Eucharist. The bowl itself is a seashell to remind us of our baptism. Wonderful!
This is a remarkable vintage crucifix. It shows Our Lord crucified with large wooden stakes as the cross seems to bend under His weight. The artist’s skill can be seen in the fine detailing and use of rich wood stains. It is magnificent and very moving.
There is an “IHS” christogram at the base which is designed to look like three steps, simultaneously representing the hill of Golgotha and the steps leading up to the high altar.
Condition: The stake is broken in the right hand. Please See Pictures.
This is a unique example of mid-century religious art. It is a stylized image of the Blessed Virgin Mary carrying a young Christ. Our Lord is shown nestled into her shoulder while she holds Him protectively in both arms. Both figures are crowned and both show expressions of sorrow in anticipation of the pain and loss to come. It is very profound and moving.
This is a wonderful set of religious devotionals. One is an image of Christ pointing to His Sacred Heart while the other shows the Blessed Virgin Mother with her heart also exposed. Both figures are surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves and acorns symbols of potential, strength, and growth.
This pair of wall plaques are made of an early wood composite by the Barwood company.
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.