This is a very rare vintage last rites set for home use. The face of the crucifix is detailed with mother-of-pearl inlay, and the words “Ecce Homo” are written at the base. The candlesticks both have “Pax” written on the base. All the pieces have a bright silver finish.
This set comes with everything needed for a priest to perform the last rites sacrament, as well as some extra items not commonly found with such sets:
- Crucifix - Candlesticks - Candles - Cotton - 3 linens - Egg-shaped cup for water for the ill to sip after communion - Holy water container - Container for cotton - Cobalt blue votive candle holder to light when meeting the priest at the door - Tray - Book of directions explaining how to prepare for the priest’s visit
These boxes 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 homes would traditionally have additional items such as cotton for the oil, a linen cloth, a spoon, a plate, and prayer books. This set is very unusual and very beautiful.
Dimensions: Crucifix - 12" tall x 6" wide; Candlesticks - 3.5" tall x 3" wide; Tray - 14.5" wide x 11" deep
This is a beautiful vintage religious pendant. It is an image of Michelangelo’s famous Pieta sculpture. The Madonna is shown sitting with Christ’s limp body draped across her lap after having been brought down from the cross. Very moving.
Condition: We were told this is 925 Sterling but it is unmarked.
This fantastic Last Rites set is made entirely from beautiful rich brown Bakelite. It is designed to be hung on the wall next to a bed, ready in case of need. The set contains 2 matching bakelite candle holders, a glass holy water bottle, an additional small crucifix, 2 beeswax candles, a linen cloth and piece of cotton (both in the original waxed paper bags), and a booklet.
The book, titled “Sacred Service” has an imprimatur dated 1931. It provides direction on how to prepare for sick calls as well as Extreme Unction. Included are many helpful prayers and a section on “Helping the Dying in the Absence of a Priest”. Fantastic.
These boxes were used in Catholic homes to store the items needed by the 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. Many sets, though, would have additional items such as cotton for the oil, and a linen cloth, a spoon, a plate and prayer books. Some would store personal keepsakes such as rosaries and holy cards, as well.
Condition: There is a crack on one corner but the hinge is still very tight.Please See Pictures.
This is a beautiful vintage print. It shows the magnificent Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris as seen from the base of the funicular train. The print is hand titled in pencil: “Sacre Coeur and funicular”.
Condition: There are some small scratches on the frame. Please See Pictures