This is a vintage portable devotional. The case is burgundy red with gold detailing and a beautifully detailed clasp. The doors open to reveal an image of Christ in profile with a simple and elegant halo. The image is brass against a velvet background and the doors are lined in silk.
Beneath the image is a plate with the handwritten words “Rome '45”. Presumably, this was purchased as a reminder of a trip or pilgrimage to Rome in 1945. This was the last year of WWII and one can imagine the memories this piece would invoke.
Please note: The writing is very light and appears to be in pencil. It could possibly be removed, however, we did not test this.
Condition: There is a water stain on one door, and the outer case shows some wear. Please see pictures.
Dimensions: 5" tall x 3.75" wide x 0.75" deep; 7.5" long fully open
This is a fantastic antique religious painting. It is an image of Saint Martin of Tours in roman armor on horseback. He is shown cutting his cloak off with his sword to give to a poor beggar. Saint Martin is the patron saint of the poor, soldiers, conscientious objectors, tailors, and winemakers. Feast Day: November 11.
Reverse glass painting is an ancient folk art tradition of Bavaria. This piece is likely from the early turn of the century. The frame appears to be original but the backing is more recent.
This is a charming vintage devotional statuette. The piece is a vignette of a young girl kneeling in prayer before a wayside shrine of the Infant of Prague. She has brought a basket full of beautiful flowers to place before the Christ Child. It is darling!
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Condition: The paint is chipped in one spot on the back of His hair. Please See Pictures.