This is a fantastic vintage religious find. It is a case containing everything needed for a sick call visit, as well as a few personal items. This set contains a crucifix, 2 candle holders, a holy water bottle, a linen napkin, 2 plates/platters, a spoon, and directions.
Last Rites/Sick Call sets: These sets were used in Catholic homes to store the items needed by a priest for the anointing of the sick and for extreme unction. The only items necessary for these rites are a crucifix, blessed candles, and holy water. However, many sets commonly held additional items such as cotton for the oil, a linen cloth, a spoon, and a plate. Often, personal items were stored with the set, such as rosaries, holy cards, devotional items, and prayer books.
Condition: The leather is damaged in some places, and the silver finish is dulled. Please see pictures.
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 lovely vintage crucifix. Christ is shown twisted with the pain of His Passion, his corpus slumping away from the nails of the cross. The suffering of Our Lord is clearly evident and deeply compelling. His sacrifice cannot be ignored.
The wooden cross is simple and elegant with clean lines that help emphasize the impact of the corpus. Both the corpus and the “INRI” sign are hung by nails and can be removed.
Condition: There are some chips in the finish. Please see pictures.
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